Central & East Region is delighted to announce that, following selection and interview, Squadron Leader Jason Allan has been appointed as Officer Commanding Norfolk & Suffolk Wing from early August 2021
Squadron Leader Allan joined the Royal Air Force Air Cadets (RAFAC) as a cadet in 1988, rising to the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer with 1894 (Swaffham) Squadron. After taking his commission in 1996, he became the Officer Commanding 42F (Kings Lynn) Squadron.
His next command was at 1249 (Dereham) Squadron, where he remaining before moving to a Wing Post as Sports & Road Marching Officer. Whilst in this post he established a consistent approach to sport across the Wing, championed new sports and established the Sports Leaders Award. He regularly had participants at the Nijmegen march with a 100% completion rate. The Wing also won the RAFWARMA (RAF Walking and Road Marching Association) Best ATC Team and Yogi Adams award winners for team with the most endeavour.
In 2013 Squadron Leader Allan moved on to become a Wing Staff Officer for between 5 & 7 Squadrons, taking up the post of Deputy OC Wing in early 2021. During his RAFAC career he has received many awards, but most notably he received a Personal Commendation from the Air Officer Commanding 22 Group in the 2016 Queens Birthday Honours.
Commenting on his appointment OC Wing (Designate) Squadron Leader Allan said “I am immensely proud and feel privileged to be given this opportunity to lead Norfolk & Suffolk Wing. I’m very much looking forward to working with everyone in the wing to deliver fantastic opportunities for our cadets and adult volunteers”
Outgoing OC Wing, Wing Commander David Miller said “I am confident that with his knowledge, experience and passion for the Air Cadets, the Wing will go from strength to strength. Now that we are emerging from what has been a very difficult and challenging period, I hope that there will be many opportunities and a lot to look forward to! It is an excellent time to be taking command of the Wing.”