Congratulations to our Commandant Col Andy Smith who celebrated his 25th year in the ACF in March.
Having served in the RAF, Col Smith started his ACF career in March 1996 with Hants & Isle of Wight until he transferred to us here in Suffolk in 2001 as a Lt. After terms as Detachment Commander at Bury St Edmunds and Wattisham he was promoted to Capt and appointed OC A Company in Apr 2005, becoming County Training Officer in 2008. He served as Deputy Commandant in 2016 until in 2018 he was made Commandant Suffolk ACF.
While all this was happening Col Smith has also been busy in several other roles for the wider Cadet Force, including being Escort Officer for an International Cadet Exchange to the Cayman Islands!
With all this already achieved, what will you do with the next 25 years, Sir?