AN AIR cadet volunteer has been presented with two awards for his outstanding commitment.
Flight Lieutenant Nigel Chandler, 54, who lives in Essex, is officer in Charge of 406 (Willesden) Squadron Air Training Corps.
He has been honoured by the Greater London Reserve Forces and Cadets Association with two awards, the Association Certificate for Meritorious Service to London Cadets and the GL RFCA Award to the Most Outstanding ATC Squadron Commander in Middlesex Wing.
Mr Chandler has been a member of the Air Training Corps for 17 years and received the awards at the association’s AGM and Awards Ceremony held in Bloomsbury.
He was recognised for his "outstanding dedication and commitment to the ATC", which meets twice a week at Donnington Road, Willesden. Members are aged between 14 and 17.
Mr Chandler said “The awards came as a very big surprise to me. It is really nice to be recognised for the time and effort put into running a cadet unit. I feel honoured to receive these awards which also recognise the support I’ve been given by my staff over the years.”
Mr Chandler is responsible for the overall running of the squadron.
Formerly in the RAF and an ATC cadet as a young boy, Mr Chandler said wanted to “give back” to the organisation which he had enjoyed so much as a youngster.
Squadron Leader Roger Pavitt said “Flight Lieutenant Chandler has excelled as a squadron commander and is to be congratulated on his success and achievements at the unit. 406 Squadron is a unit that he can be proud of.”
Anyone wanting to find out more about the Sea Cadet Corps, Army Cadet Force or Air Training Corps in Greater London can visit www.londoncadets.co.uk.