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Presentation of the Cadet Forces Medal (CFM) to Flight Lieutenant Mark Killingback RAFVR(T) by Town Mayor Councillor Geoffrey Evans CC

Mark Killingback joined 781 Newquay Squadron Air Training Corps as a cadet before joining the Merchant Navy in 1979.

Mark was commissioned as Pilot Officer at 781 Squadron in December 1999 and served as a Squadron Officer whilst on leave from the merchant navy.

In April 2001 Mark moved toFalmouthto work ashore at Falmouth Harbour Office and transferred to 1157 Falmouth and District Squadron as a Squadron Officer.

Mark has served as Officer Commanding at 1157 Squadron but handed over command to the current OC in November 2010 due to new work responsibilities as Harbour Master Truro and Penryn.

The Cadet Forces Medal (CFM) and Clasps are awarded to officers and uniformed adult instructors in recognition of long service of proved capacity in the Cadet Forces. 12 years reckonable service is required for award of the medal. 6 years further service is required for award of each subsequent Clasp.

For further information regarding joining the Air Cadet Organisation as a cadet or adult volunteer please call the Wing Headquarters at RAF St Mawgan on 01637 857638 or information can be found on the website http://www.raf.mod.uk/aircadets/

1157 Falmouth Squadron parade on Monday and Thursdays at our HQ onBar Road Falmouth between 1900 to 2130 hrs and welcome any new recruits to the Air Cadets.  

Captain Mark Killingback M.N.I receives his medal