602 Squadron Enters the Space Age

At a ceremony held at the University of Strathclyde on 17 April 2024, 4 personnel from 602 (City of Glasgow) Squadron were awarded Space Command Badges having completed a Space Foundation Course. They are the first of a number of other Squadron members currently undertaking the same Course who will form a  ‘Space’ Flight on the Squadron. They join similarly trained Auxiliaries serving on 607 (West Riding) Squadron and 7006 Squadron. The Badges were awarded by Air Vice-Marshal Paul Godfrey, Commander of UK Space Command,  to Flight Lieutenant Amner, Aviator Specialist 1 Jessop, Aviation Specialist 1 Shore and Aviation Specialist 2 Pratt. Five members of 7006 Squadron were also awarded Space Command Badges.

Flight Lieutenant Amer
Aviation Specialist 1 Jessop
Aviation Specialist 1 Shore
Aviation Specialist 2 Pratt
Aviation Specialist 2 Rebecca Morley (7006 Squadron)
Aviation Specialist 2 Rebecca Morley (7006 Squadron)

The Commandant General of the Royal Auxiliary Air Force, Air Vice-Marshal Ranald Munro, who was at the ceremony, emphasised that in taking on this new role, the Royal Auxiliary Air Force was in this, its Centenary year, continuing a long-standing history of providing exemplary support to the regular Royal Air Force.

Air Vice-Marshal Ranald Munro, Councillor Jacqueline McLaren with the ceremonial scroll inaugurating Scotland’s first specialist space unit and Air Vice Marshal Paul Godfrey

The Royal Air Force News Media press release can be seen here.

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