Flying high with new man at the helm

Cadets are flying high
Cadets are flying high

THE cadets of 2366 Bletchley Park “Enigma” Squadron welcomed a new Commanding Officer to their ranks last week.

Joined by their Hon President, Civilian Support Committee and Wing HQ officers at last Friday’s parade, they introduced Flying Officer Ian Toye as the squadron’s new man in charge.

Flying Officer Toye, himself a past cadet corporal of the Bletchley Squadron, brings a wealth of aviation experience for the benefit of the cadets.

As a former cadet made good, Mr Toye went on to serve as an engineering technician with Royal Air Force Strike Command maintaining a wide range of operational aircraft.

During the following 15 years he has been involved in airframe engineering with several of the world’s leading airlines.

Ian currently works as an aircraft engineer with Cathay Pacific.

The Bletchley cadets are looking forward to an exciting year of activities while they prepare to celebrate the squadron’s 50th anniversary in September.

The Squadron is beginning its preparations to mark the event with a ceremonial parade attended by local and regional dignitaries.

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