Gary given a top honour

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A Longbenton volunteer has been honoured with the highest level in recognition of outstanding service in the Royal Air Force.

Flight Lieutenant Gary Richardson, officer commanding of 2344 (Longbenton) Air Cadet Squadron, has been awarded a Chief of the Air Staff Commendation in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

He took command of the squadron, where he used to be a cadet, in 2008 and has overseen a transformation, helping them being named top squadron in the UK in 2013.


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