Brechiner first to receive RAF award

Pictured is Alan receiving his award
Pictured is Alan receiving his award

A Brechin man has become the first recipient of a Royal Air Force Apprentice Personal Achievement Award.

Senior aircraftman, Alan Leslie, received his award while on detachment in the Falkland Islands.

The award was in recognition of his efforts and conduct over an 18 month period while he completed his apprenticeship, with the RAF commending his demonstration of the positive characteristics RAF apprentices aspire to.

The RAF also described him as “a shining example to all other future apprentices”.

The former Maisondieu and Brechin High School pupil was presented his award by Air Member for Personnel, Air Marshal Baz North.

As well as a trophy, Alan was presented with an iPad and a passenger flight in a Hawk from RAF Valley.

Alan, who is part of Logistics Squadron, passed out of basic training 2011 and in 2012, he passed out of trade training at RAF Halton.

He was then posted to RAF Leuchars in May that year. Alan and his squadron have now relocated to RAF Lossiemouth.