Bidding Farewell to the ARC

Gp Cpt Gorman presents Wg Cdr Wilkes with a leaving gift

Members of Team Central & East Region have bid a fond farewell to their Assistant Regional Commandant (ARC), Wing Commander Nathan Wilkes RAFAC.

The King of the Belgians, a hostelry with a long RAF Wyton association, was the venue for Nathan’s  farewell luncheon.    After five and a half years in post, Nathan is leaving  for a career change.

After an excellent luncheon, the Region Commandant, Group Captain Nigel Gorman addressed those assembled and was fulsome in his praise for the work and enthusiasm of Nathan.

Nathan assumed the role as ARC at the age of 26 years,  five and a half years ago and has been a driving force for the Region since the early days of his tenure.   Nathan really showed his mettle with the planning and execution of the Regions significant input to 75th anniversary of the Air Training Corps.

Group Captain Nigel Gorman in his for brief speech said that Nathan “had made the job his, putting his stamp on the role and bringing to it his tireless enthusiasm”.

After the speech, the Group Captain presented Nathan with a wooden model of an English Electric Lightening  from the members of the Region Team.

In reply, Nathan thanked the team for all their hard work and the unstinting support given to him.

Although leaving the Region as ARC and pursuing a new career path in the private education sector, Nathan will continue in the volunteer role as the Region’s Aviation Officer.