Staff of 1249 (Dereham) Sqn

Commanding Officer – Flight Lieutenant Tracey Allan 

 

Flt Lt Allan took over the running of the squadron in May 2010 after spending 15 years at 1249 as a Cadet, Civilian Instructor and Sqn Officer. She works for a local charity Keeping Abreast and has two young children. 

 

Flt Lt Allan is a qualified Range Conducting Officer, and her main aim is to give all of her cadets the most experiences within the ACO as possible.

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 Jon London

 

Sgt London started as a cadet at 231 (Norwich) Squadron in 2002. He spent 5 years as a cadet then joined the staff team at Norwich as a Civilian Instructor in 2007. In 2015 he became a uniformed member of staff and assumed the rank of Sergeant. In November 2017 after fifteen and a half years at 231 (Norwich) Sqn, he moved to 1249 (Dereham) Sqn.

He is very keen on aviation and photography and has taken up the post of Squadron Media Officer.

 

Padre

Squadron Padre – Mr Alan Barrett

 

Mr Barrett 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 recently set up the Sqn's Flight Simulator. He can usually be found delivering ground training or just telling stories.

Miss Ella Mitchell

Miss Emma Starling

 

 

Mr Adam Flack

Mr Ben Sheldrake

Mr Robert Rose

Miss Kirsty Apps