Other Responsibilities: Media & Communications, Vocational Qualifications
Alan Collins Pérez de Baños joined 1039 (Gillingham) Squadron as a cadet in January 2003. He saw cadet service at every rank up to Cadet Warrant Officer, leaving in July 2009. He returned to the RAF Air Cadets as a member of the 1039 (Gillingham) Squadron civilian committee in January 2010, leaving in July 2011 when he moved away from Medway. After returning to the area and spending some time volunteering with The Royal Air Forces Association Medway Towns Branch Club, he rejoined 1039 (Gillingham) Squadron in February 2013 as a Civilian Instructor. He moved to 25 (Parkwood) Squadron in March 2014 and returned to 1039 (Gillingham) Squadron for a fourth time in January 2015. He was appointed to the rank of Sergeant (ATC) in February 2015, resigning as an NCO to spend some time living abroad in late-2015. He is currently 1039 (Gillingham) Squadron’s Adjutant, Media & Communications Officer and is jointly responsible for the squadron’s vocational qualifications.
Outside of the RAF Air Cadets, Mr Collins works for a local firm of solicitors and is also the Honorary Treasurer of The Royal Air Forces Association Medway Towns Branch.
Mr Collins says “During my time as an RAF Air Cadet, I enjoyed a wide range of opportunities I would not have experienced anywhere else. I enjoy being an adult volunteer and playing my part in ensuring that the next generation of cadets can enjoy the same opportunities that I had.”