Update 27 April 2020
The Veterans’ recognition scheme has a 2 phase rollout.
Phase 1 is complete; with Service leavers receiving a recognition card as part of the discharge process.
Phase 2 is to extend the scheme to existing veterans so that they can more quickly, easily and securely prove they served in the UK Armed Forces so they can access the services they need.
We had hoped to have this in place by the end of 2019, but due to the requirement to future-proof the scheme so that veterans can access a wider range of benefits, the need to safeguard against fraudulent use means, this process will take longer.
Information on how to apply will be released closer to the launch date.
This update comes amidst a time of uncertainty for the nation, where the requirement for military support is ever changing, as I am sure you can appreciate. The Sqn are well placed and primed to support in various different roles as directed if or when the time comes.
Following a well deserved Christmas break, a contingent of the Sqn headed out to Nellis AFB in Jan 20 to take part in Exercise Red Flag 20-1. It proved to be an excellent opportunity for the team to work in collaboration with other nations and their platforms, where they gained valuable tactical and training experience. The opportunity is normally afforded to one of the front line units and used as the primary training opportunity in preparation for operational deployment, but the benefit has been equally realised by 41.
On 1st April 20, Wg Cdr J McMeeking passed command of 41 Sqn to Wg Cdr L Gordon, following a final handover flight and small hangar gathering.
Our best wishes to all 41 Sqn Association members and their families during this unsettling time.
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