Flying high

Brody Jewison, aged 24 from Lime Tree Grove, Thorne, has graduated from The Recruit Training Squadron at RAF Halton.
Brody Jewison, aged 24 from Lime Tree Grove, Thorne, has graduated from The Recruit Training Squadron at RAF Halton.

AN RAF graduate from Thorne has been awarded a special trophy for showing his willingness to help others.

Brody Jewison (24) recently graduated from the Recruit Training Squadron at RAF Halton near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, after completing nine weeks basic training.

He was also awarded the Dusty Millar Memorial trophy which is handed out to the recruit who shows the greatest willingness to help others as voted by their fellow recruits.

Brody (pictured) of Lime Tree Grove, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my nine weeks training here at Recruit Training Squadron. I have learned so much and met so many people.

“The highlight of my time here has been the ground defence training but I have benefited enormously from the physical training elements. I was overjoyed to have won this award and I look forward now to starting my next stage of my professional training with the Royal Air Force.”

Brody, who attended Thorne Grammar School and worked for the Adwick Leisure Centre prior to joining the Royal Air Force, will now go to RAF Cosford to train as a Survival Equipment Fitter.

Squadron Leader Jan De-Vry, officer commanding recruit training squadron, said: “Brody has done well. He has developed both as a person, and as an airman, during the recruit training course, and proven to be one of the best trainees this year.”