Sqn Ldr Steve Goddard steps down as OC 622VGS on 27 Feb after 16 years with the unit. Steve joined the Sqn after his first solo flight as aÂ cadet on 2260 Waterlooville Sqn.
Steveâ€™s departure is due to a career change and relocation. He will be joining the team of full time instructors at Central Gliding School RAF Syerston and assisting with the continuing recovery of the glider fleet.
Steve was recently awarded Commandant ACOâ€™s Certificate of Meritorious Service for his work in keeping his staff active and engaged in the ACO during the gliding pause.
The post of OC 622VGS will be filled by the current CFI Flt Lt Jon Botting. The Sqn is based at Upavon.
Dorset & Wilts Wing wishes Steve all the best in his new posting and looks forward to working with Jon in the future.