2502 (Hamilton) Squadron 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron
Air Training Corps
2502 (Hamilton) Squadron
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About the Squadron

The Commanding Officer

Officer Commanding 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron
Flight Lieutenant Andy Faulkner
RAF Volunteer Reserve (Training) AfCGI

Flt Lt Andy Faulkner took command of the unit in September 2008, since then he has been working to improve the unit. He has had a challenge, as for many year the unit has struggled with cadet numbers and the activities it participated in.

He has successfully build a staff team that support him in the running of the unit and training of the cadets. Cadet number have been steadily increasing month on month and the squadron is now taking part in more and more activities as the months go by. In Octber 2015, Flt Lt Faulkner was awared his Cirty and Guilds Afliliateship in Leadership and Management for his work with the cadets.

The Squadron

The squadron has entered and new eara, as for many year the squadron has been struggling for cadets and staff numbers, That's not the case now!

The unit to a bustling, thriving squadron with a multitude of opportunities and activities to suit everyone. Weather you have an interest in aviation or not, its the place to be in Hamilton. With activities from First Aid to Flying, Sailing to skiing, Archery to Adventure Training and many more. All these activities are available with the squadron or the ATC as a course.

The unit is heavily aviation minded with a Flight Simulator, used to teach cadets the basics of flying to a fully planned flight from the UK to anywhere we can thing of!

History of the Squadron

The Air Training Corps a a whole was formed on 5 February 1941, with most squadron being setup around this time.

Originally 2502 (Hamilton School), the Squadron opened in 1972. Being a school squadron meant that only pupils and staff from the school could join the squadron. The commanding officer at that time was Flight Lieutenant R. Royston RAF VR(T).

In the late 80's the squadron got it's own identity by becoming an OPEN squadron and then renamed 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron. This then allowed any young adult to join the squadron from anywhere in the local area without having to be a pupil at Hamilton school.

In 1995 the squadron had a new building (formally a squadron building for Corby) refurbished and put in to what is now Hamilton Community College. The current building was first build around 1968 and has now been serving two squadrons as the "ATC Hut".

Officer Commanding 2502 (Hamilton) Squadron

Flt Lt Andy Faulkner RAF VR(T) - Sept 2008 to Present

Flt Lt Julie Flynn RAF VR(T) - 2002 to Mar 2008

Fg Off Paul Vassarni RAF VR(T) (OiC)* - Mar 2008 to Sept 2008

Flt Lt Mark Williamson RAF VR(T) - 1995 to 2002

Flt Lt Denis Barber RAF VR(T) - 1983 to 1995

Flt Lt F. Williams RAF VR(T) - 1980 to 1983

Flt Lt R. Royston RAF VR(T) - 1972 to 1980

* OiC = Officer in Charge
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Monday 25th September 2017 at 7:30pm

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