New cadets commander for squadron

A NEW squadron commander has been appointed at 346 (Tynemouth) Squadron.

Pilot Officer Dan Laidler takes command of the air cadets after an eight year career in the ATC starting at Wallsend Squadron in 2005.

Dan, who is also a design and technology teacher at Excelsior Academy in West Denton, said: “I am proud to be given the chance to command such a prestigious and historic squadron within Durham/Northumberland Wing.

“I am excited to work with the civilian committee to continue in the success of 346 into the future.”

The squadron meets on Tuesday and Friday evenings at their Military Road Headquarters in North Shields between 7pm and 9.30pm.

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