New Officer Commanding Trent Wing

Central & East Region is delighted to announce that following interview and selection, Squadron Leader Daniel Withnall is to be appointed as Officer Commanding Trent Wing in early April of 2021.

Squadron Leader Withnall began his service as a cadet and rose to the rank of Cadet Warrant Officer before transferring to Commissioned service when he timed out. He has served as a Squadron Commander, and was appointed as Wing Staff Officer in 2010 and became the Deputy Wing Commander in 2016, serving briefly as OC Wing in 2020. He transferred to Central and East Region on appointment as Regional Training Officer in July 2020.

Squadron Leader Withnall’s other notable roles have included Project Officer and Commander of the Waddington Airshow Support Party and Commandant Trent Wing at the Annual EMTA Beckingham Camp.

He was awarded the AOC22 Group Commendation in the 2019 New Year Honours list. He is also a recipient of 2 other AOC22 Group Team awards for the Waddington Air Show and Trent Wing Camp.

Outgoing Officer Commanding Trent Wing, Wing Commander Tony Wright, said “I would like to thank Daniel for his work in many roles on the Trent Wing Staff Team during his tenure, and I am confident that with his knowledge, experience and passion for Trent and the wider RAFAC, the Wing will go from strength to strength even in these our most challenging of times. Please join me in congratulating him on his appointment.”

Squadron Leader Withnall said “I am excited to return to Trent Wing in April as the Officer Commanding as we all prepare to return to face to face with recovery from COVID firmly in our sights”