After serving for no less than 7 years with the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, 3 of which have been as commanding officer, Squadron Leader Dunc Mason will be formally standing down from the position on Sunday 25th October. Succeeding him in the post will be Squadron Leader Andy ‘Milli’ Millikin whom has served with the flight for four years learning all he needs to know about the running of the prestigious unit in what has to be one of the most unique jobs in military aviation.
Millikin will lead the flight of historic World War II aircraft through the 2016-2018 display seasons which will now thankfully include the flight’s repaired Lancaster known lovingly as “Thumper”. Earlier this year the aircraft suffered an in-flight fire but fortunately no one was hurt and the aircraft has now returned to the air. Other aircraft in the flight include Supermarine Spitfire and the Hawker Hurricane fighters.
Squadron Leader Mason will be leaving the job to Millikin in order to take up the post of Officer Commanding Advanced Squadron, Central Flying School Examining Wing. This post will see him become responsible for examining all aspects of advanced flying and flying training for the RAF ensuring that the highest of standards are maintained.
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