Air Training Corps, Mayor's Civic Parade, Stone, (3)

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Date:June 1984

Description:The parade is seen passing the war memorial on Station Road, moving towards Granville Square. On the left is Commanding Officer John Boulton.

The aim of the Air Training Corps was to prepare cadets for service in the Royal Airforce or the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy.

The Stone Air Defence Cadet Corps (later the A.T.C.) was founded in May 1941, with the help of Squadron-Leader H.C. Cooksey. The Senior School building was used as a centre, but the A.T.C. moved to new premises in 1966.

2nd from front in right column is Sean Dixon who continued on to fully fledged career within the R.A.F. He became Electronics and Air RADAR Technician working mainly on Panavia Tornado's and progressed up to the rank of Sergeant. At the time of the photograph he was 17 years of age.

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Donor ref:Stone Air Training Corps No., PT00013, img: 1877 (18/2324)

Source: Staffordshire Museum Service

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