New officer in command at RAF St Mawgan

Falmouth Packet: Wing Commander Philip Lamb and Wing Commander Guy Bazalgette share a joke with HRH the Countess of Wessex at the Royal Cornwall Show Wing Commander Philip Lamb and Wing Commander Guy Bazalgette share a joke with HRH the Countess of Wessex at the Royal Cornwall Show

Wing Commander Guy Bazalgette has taken over command of RAF St Mawgan, with the transfer taking place at the Royal Cornwall Show.

The transfer between Wing Commander Philip Lamb and Wing Commander Guy Bazalgette took place in the main show arena in front of large crowds as part of a display by the iconic RAF Falcons, and in front of HRH the Countess of Wessex.

Wing Commander Bazalgette is no stranger to RAF St Mawgan, having first visited the Station as an acting pilot officer, almost exactly 23 years ago this week. He also served on station in 2008/9 as part of a joint UK/US team, and over the years has frequently operated into the airfield as a Nimrod navigator and captain.

Wing Commander Bazalgette said: "I am truly honoured to assume command of RAF St Mawgan. I have operated here in every rank and have of course conducted survival training with the unit that has now become the Defence Survival Training School, and which is a key part of the stations support to defence.

"Of course, the role of the station continues to evolve, and as return here in 2014, I see a station growing once again in activity and with an enviable reputation for facilitating excellent training across a broad range of areas.

"I commend Wg Cdr Lamb for his enormous contribution to St Mawgan and look forward to the challenge of improving it further."

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