Hi, a group of us are reconstructing the lost history of 14 Squadron ATC, covering the 1941-1977 period. This project arose from our first MayDay Reunion, after 50 years. We hear other groups are underway given the 70th anniversary celebrations due in either 2010 or 2011, (depending on how you count 1941).
Our 1960's CO is still hale and hearty and after near two decades of sterling service to ATC, we think he's earned some sort of official recognition in this anniversary year. We lost our 1950's CO only this year.
At first glance the 'Cadet Forces Medal' looks to be the most appropriate medal. Have other squadrons-past gone this route? How and where does one apply for such recognition, on behalf of squadrons-past? Compliments on a fine website.
The rules around the awarding of the CFM are like any other Commonwealth long service medal... pretty inflexible.
Feel free to drop me a PM & I can give you a contact to write to re this. As a past member of another 'East Coast' ATC Squadron i've had a bit to do with 14 Sqn ATC over the years although my service began in '79 so not much help re the period you are researching.
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