Central & East Region are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Adam Olivant as Regional LGBT+ Representative.
Adam is a Civilian Instructor with 1451 (Haverhill) Squadron having previously been a cadet with 2523 (Linton) Squadron.
During his time as a cadet Adam was active in community events the Squadron attended such as IWM Duxford Air Shows, Bartlow Charity Walks. He also attended a number of blues camps including RAF Linton on Ouze and Odium.
As a staff member at 1451 Squadron, he has been on a number of the Wing’s Easter Camps as Camp Photographer and support. He is also a part of the Team who commands the Eastern Sector Field Day which is a unique event for those who might not be able to go to the wing Field Days. He is the Squadron’s Health, Safety and Environmental Protection Officer.
The role of Regional LGBT+ Representative reports to the Regional Commandant (RC) with a “dotted line” to the ASPIRE Chair. The scope of the role encompasses supporting the RC with LGBT+ issues alongside supporting the Regions Squadron and Wing Representatives. Critically Adam will be responsible for raising awareness of LGBT+ issues through communications with Wing and Region Staff and highlighting LGBT+ related policy changes throughout the Region.
Outside of Cadets, Adam is a Deputy Contract Performance Manager for Skanska at Royal Papworth Hospital in Cambridge, and also a Trustee of two local LGBT+ Charities in Cambridgeshire and surrounding areas called Encompass Network, and The Pink Festival Group. The Pink Festival Group runs Cambridge Pride. He is also a Stonewall Young Leaders Programme alumni and was awarded the Young Person of the Year for Cambridgeshire in 2014. In his personal time he enjoy going on walks and is known to attend the odd West End musical in London!
Commenting on his appointment, Adam said “I am delighted to take up the role of LGBT+ Representative for Central & East Region to support our organisation to ensure that everyone is able to bring their whole self if they chose, and that the Royal Air Force Air Cadets continues to have an inclusive culture for all.”