Staff of 1249 (Dereham) Sqn

Commanding Officer – Flight Lieutenant Tracey Allan 


Flt Lt Allan has been running the squadron since 2010, after gaining her Cadet Forces Commission in 2003.  Her main role is to manage the cadet activity as well as supporting the other Adult Volunteers, with the work they do.   In her day job, she works for Community Action Norfolk as a Community Development Officer.   


Her highlight of being involved with the Air Cadets is when she visited Buckingham Palace for the RAF 100 celebrations and spoke to Prince William! 

Adult Warrant Officer - Karen Lyons


WO Lyons started her ATC career at 231 (Norwich) Squadron after previously spending a number of years in the TA.  She moved to 1249 (Dereham) Sqn in October 2012 as a Flight Sergeant and was promoted to Warrant Officer in 2014.

She has a keen interest in Adventure Training and DofE and has been instrumental in organising our recent Fieldcraft weekends.

Adult Sergeant Harry Olley






Squadron Padre – Mr Kevin Blogg


Mr Blogg conducts our enrollements, holds a padre’s hour once every two months and even escorts the cadets to RAF summer camps.


Civilian Instructors

Mr Paul Kendall

Mr Alan Ferguson


CI Ferguson joined 2390 (Belfast Royal Academy) Sqn as a cadet in around 1966. He went on to a university cadetship and was an engineering officer in the Royal Air Force for nearly 20years. After a quarter of a century running a project management training company he went back to the Air Cadets with 1249 Sqn. 

He is a current pilot flying an ex-ATC Slingsby T61 Venture motor-glider from Shipdham.

He is interested in anything to do with aviation and set up the Sqn's Flight Simulator. He can usually be found delivering ground training or just telling stories.

Miss Emma Starling

CI Starling started her ATC career as a cadet at the squadron in 2009 and spent 5 years as a cadet, her highlight being an expedition to Canada which won the Corps Shackleton Trophy. After attending University, she returned to the squdron as a staff member in 2018 and took on her current role as Squdron Adjutant. CI Starling is currently the Squadron's First Aid Officer and is working towards her Lowland Leader Award which will allow her to assist further on Wing Adventure Training Camps. She is currently going through the process to become a uniformed member of staff and will complete her Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award next year.

Outside of cadets CI Starling enjoys, reading, crafting and following Formula 1. 




Mr Adam Flack


Adam is a paddlesport leader amongst holding other Adventure Training qualifications.

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