Flight Lieutenant G. Tennison – Commanding Officer
Flt. Lt. Tennison joined 452 (Hornchurch) Squadron Air Training Corps (ATC) at the age of 13. During his time as a cadet he reached the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer, gained his gliding wings, achieved Duke of Edinburgh Gold Award, and regional sports blue. He attended a variety of camps including the International Air Cadet Exchange. He joined the Royal Air Force as an engineer spending his time on Victor and Vulcan K2 Tanker aircraft. On leaving full time service he rejoined 452 Squadron until transferring to 2523 (Linton) Squadron in 2013. He is a qualified pilot and a member of staff at the RAF Wyton Flying Club.
Flying Officer N. Young – Training Officer
Fg. Off. Young, joined 2523 (Linton) Squadron as a cadet in 2003. During his cadet career he achieved the rank of Flight Sergeant and took part in most of the activities available to cadets, remaining a member of the Squadron while studying at Loughborough University. He was commissioned in January 2014. He is the Squadron Training Officer responsible for the development of a diverse and challenging training programme to meet the needs of cadets at different stages of their career. He is a qualified accountant, working for a practice in Cambridge.
Rev. D. Keys – Squadron Padre
In the absence of a true bio the web administrator has deduced that our Makers Rep was found frozen in a block of ice during the digging of footings for the new college building. After a slow thaw he was adopted by the history department who attempted to teach him English, failing completely. After being swapped for a set of whiteboard pens to he moved to the R.E. department where he found his calling. He is a leading member of the Jaffa cake society and a quality control inspector for local communion wine supplies.
Flying Officer M. Balaam – Adjutant
In the absence of a true bio the web administrator has deduced that Ms. Balaam
Mr. S. Wilson – Civilian Instructor
In the absence of a true bio the web administrator has deduced that CI Wilson was rejected by woodgreen animal shelter as a hopeless case and was told to try the ATC. He collects heavy woolen coats as a hobby and is available for hire at a small fee.
Ms. C. Smith – Civilian Instructor
In the absence of a true bio the web administrator has deduced that CI Smith joined the ATC thinking it was part of the National Air Traffic system. On finding that she was completely wrong she stayed anyway. A huge fan of The Little House on the Prairie. She likes nothing more than dressing up as Sue Ellen, shouting “Good night John boy” at any excuse.
M J Caruana – Civilian Instructor
In the absence of a true bio the web administrator has deduced that CI Caruana joined the ATC after spelling the name of a well known courier company wrong in the yellow pages. Addicted to mar-mite he can is famed for his two hour lecture on the history and development of the Twigglet. The last time this was presented at the Imperial War Museum under the misleading title “Twigglets for the troops” it resulted in a mass suicide a few hours later.
Civilian Committee (Civ Com)
Every Squadron is required to have a Civ Com. They take care of the Squadron’s finances and assist the Commanding Officer in upholding the principles and aims of the ATC. The Civ Com meets approximately 4 times a year and is made up of anyone who has an interest in supporting 2523 Linton Squadron.