Vale, Flt Lt Barber!

Vale, Flt Lt Barber!

With no little sorrow, the Corps bids a very fond farewell to its long-time servant, Flt Lt Stuart Barber RAFAC.

Flt Lt Barber joined the staff at Caterham School CCF in 1996 from the Air Training Corps. In his 25 years with us he has become a stalwart of the RAF Section’s officer team, leading countless groups of cadets in activities from flying to archery, hill walking to shooting. The fact that, despite being an RAF officer, his major passion was caving deep under the ground gives some glimpse of Flt Lt Barber – ever his own man, a great and much-loved character.

Hundreds of cadets owe deep debts of thanks to all Flt Lt Barber has done for the CCF at Caterham, as do all of his fellow officers, past and present. He hopes still to help the Corps out when he can, so this is hopefully more au revoir than goodbye, but we wish him all the very best as he returns to the Air Training Corps to continue a lifetime’s service to the cadet movement.

Vale, Stuart! You take with you the warmest affection of my colleagues and me, our best wishes for the future, and the most sincere thanks of all of us at Caterham for a quarter of a century’s service.

K M Bage

Wg Cdr

Contingent Commander

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