Who We Are

1039 (Gillingham) Squadron is run by a dedicated team of adult volunteers, each performing their own role on the squadron. They are:

Flight Lieutenant Kevin Powell RAFVR(T)
Flt Lt Kevin Powell RAFVR(T)
Squadron Role: Officer Commanding
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Flight Sergeant (ATC) Matthew Bairnsfather
FS (ATC) Matthew Bairnsfather
Squadron Role: Deputy Officer Commanding
Other Responsibilities: Band, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, Fieldcraft, Shooting and SNCO Discipline
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Flight Sergeant (ATC) Daniel Pearmain
FS (ATC) Daniel Pearmain
Squadron Role: Shooting Officer
Other Responsibilities: Adventure Training, Aeromodelling and Sports
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Mr David Bairnsfather
Mr David Bairnsfather
Squadron Role: Training Officer
Other Responsibilities: Quartermaster
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Miss Gemma Bolton
Miss Gemma Bolton
Squadron Role: Instructor
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Mr Alan Collins Pérez de Baños
Mr Alan Collins Pérez de Baños
Squadron Role: Adjutant
Other Responsibilities: Media & Communications, Vocational Qualifications
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Mr Tarek Maddison
Mr Tarek Maddison
Squadron Role: Instructor
Other Responsibilities: Vocational Qualifications
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Mr Sam Slocombe
Mr Sam Slocombe
Squadron Role: Instructor
Other Responsibilities: Charity
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Our staff are supported by a team of cadet NCOs, who have displayed enthusiasm and potential, and are promoted on merit following regular reviews and interviews. Our current NCOs are:

Cadet Warrant Officer Vuyani Mushekwa
Responsibilities: Radio Communications

Cadet Flight Sergeant Max Turner

Cadet Flight Sergeant Luke Tyler

Cadet Sergeant Tom Astell

Cadet Sergeant Macauley Perry

Cadet Sergeant Harriet Stokes

Cadet Sergeant Morgan Taaffe

Cadet Corporal Harrison Collins

Cadet Corporal Joshua Dallas

Cadet Corporal Jamie Jackson

Cadet Corporal Jamie Jarrad

Cadet Corporal Sophie McConnon