AOCs commendation for two Dorset Wilts Warrant officers

Two Warrant Officers serving in Dorset Wilts Wing have been awarded a commendation from the AOC 22 Group in the New Year’s Honours list.

Tony Packwood is currently serving as the Squadron Warrant Officer at 1010 (City of Salisbury) Squadron, with prime responsibility for drill and discipline, in addition to his other duties as shooting officer and stores officer

Formerly employed as a civil servant with the Ministry of Defence, Tony has been particularly active in ensuring that the fabric of the squadron headquarters – both internally and externally – remains in good condition and that training aids are all fit for purpose

“His drive and determination for the cadets to achieve their best has never wavered. Warrant Officer Packwood’s dedication over many years to the Air Cadet Organisation goes beyond what is required and expected of the average volunteer” commented squadron commander Flight Lieutenant Jim Gillespie

Robert Swanson is Squadron Adjutant of 2182 (Dorchester) Squadron, and also takes an active role in shooting, First Aid and drill.

“He has a self-deprecating can-do attitude with a huge reserve a willingness and quiet determination to get the job done for the sole benefit of the cadets with whom he is working” said squadron commander Flying Officer Perry Everett-Donnelly.

“Tony and Rob exemplify the dedication of our adult staff, and I’m very pleased that their invaluable contribution to the Air Training Corps has been formally recognised” said Wing Commander Vanessa Toth, OC Dorset Wilts Wing.