Supply and Movements Squadron, RAF Coltishall.  Forward Supply Flight. 1997 – 2000

I arrived at RAF Coltishall in February 1997 on promotion to Flight Sergeant and took on the responsibility for Forward Supply Flight. This consisted of the following:

  • Management of Electronic Storage Group and Forward Stores Group. Management of twenty-nine personnel in five remote stores and an electronic equipment stockholding site.
  • Trade Training Co-Ordinator responsible for the supervision and assessment of all recently enlisted airmen on trade training and trade ability to the required standard.

A very interesting start to my time at Coltishall. I had to manage the three flying squadrons stores, the Mechanical Transport Flight Stores, the Ground Engineering Stores and the Propulsion and Airframe Components Stores. I also supervised the Aircraft Maintenance Flight Stores, which supported the deep servicing of the Jaguar aircraft and the biggest store was the Electronic Stockholding Group, which maintained the expensive electronic equipment and provided support to the electronic maintenance bays.

I was glad of the experience I had gained heading this department when in 1999 I was sent on a four month detachment to Ali-Al Salem to run the Deployed Supply Group. Back to Top

1997 2000 2004 2006 2007
Our last picture as the staff of the Supply Control and Accounting Flight, RAF Coltishall.
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On my return from Ali-Al SAlem in 2000, I took over in the Supply Control and Accounting Flight (SCAF) from Flight Sergeant Dave Moretta, who took over my old job. I suspect that there was some manipulation on his part as he was not fond of SCAF work!

SCAF carries out many of the stores accounting and procurement tasks in the squadron, as well as discrepancy investigations, voucher progression and stocktaking management.

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