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Family ties to ATC cadets

Sleaford 2160 ATC Squadron with their adjutant Flying Officer E T Robinson, who had won the highest award for efficiency of a squadron in the county.

Sleaford 2160 ATC Squadron with their adjutant Flying Officer E T Robinson, who had won the highest award for efficiency of a squadron in the county.

A PHOTOGRAPH from our files from 1963 prompted a quick response from one of our readers.

Jeff Colby, who lives in Carre Street, Sleaford, spotted his brother Steve in the old photo of Sleaford 2160 ATC Squadron that appeared in last week’s Nostalgia pages.

The 2160 Sleaford Squadron was just two years old in 1963 and was the county’s newest group.

Mr Colby said Steve, three from the left at the back, now lives in Suffolk.

He went on to recognise Graham Major (second from the right on front row) and John Mayfield (brother of Deputy Mayor of Sleaford Trevor Mayfield) eight from the right on the back row.

In this photo they had already been awarded the Lincolnshire Wing Efficiency Trophy - presented for all round efficiency in every aspect of training over the previous 12 months. They were up against 16 other squadrons.

The squadron had been improving in leaps and bounds and had won cross country trophies in the two previous years. The membership of 33 was considerably higher than that of some larger towns.

Squadron Adjutant Flg Off E T Robinson is in the centre of the group. Do you recognise anyone else? Contact us on 01529 416340 or email: andy.hubbert@jpress.co.uk

 

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