Today we remember LT J.T. Thornton RM a former cadet of 2358 Ferndown Squadron who fell whilst serving in Afghanistan 30th March 2008. Graduated as Top Student of his course and went on to be a service instructor helping the next generation of Junior Leaders.
Fondly remembered and his legacy is embraced through our partnership with the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation.
A new Badge for Dorset Wilts Wing has just been officially approved by the College of Arms. The design features Stonehenge, a world-famous feature of the landscape within the Wing, which signifies both constancy and permanency, together with a Wyvern, the traditional symbol associated with Wessex.
The Latin motto is A PRINCIPIO HIC ADSUMUS, which can be translated as “We are present here from the beginning”.
The approved badge was officially presented to the Wing by Thomas Woodcock, Garter, the Garter King of Arms and Inspector of Royal Air Force Badges at a special ceremony at the College of Arms in London, attended by Flt Lt Roger Starling, Dorset Wilts Wing Media Communications Officer, and Flt Lt John Tunesi, HQAC Special Project Officer for Badges & Protocol.