Earl of Wessex attends Cranwell officers’ graduation
His Royal Highness, The Earl of Wessex was the reviewing officer on the occasion of the Sovereign’s Review of RAF Cranwell at the graduation of officers last Sunday.
Before the review of Initial Officer Training Course No 44, Specialist Entrant and Re-Entrant Course No 37, and No 57 Reserve Officer Initial Training Course, delighted families, friends and guests were treated to a spectacular fly-past by a Typhoon from No. 12 Squadron at Royal Air Force Marham.
Chief of Defence Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, who attended the parade, said: “I am delighted to return to my college today for this unique occasion. It is always a great honour to have a new Sovereign’s Colour presented but to have two presented together is a very special event. I am sure that all of the graduating officers and other parade participants will remember this day for a long time to come.”
After reviewing the graduating officers on parade His Royal Highness presented new Sovereign’s Colours to the Royal Air Force College and to the Central Flying School.