MOD St Athan Annual Reception
MOD St Athan held it’s Annual Reception on 21 Sep 17. Over 70 guests from all walks of life, from across South Wales and even farther afield, were welcomed to the Officers’ Mess by the Chief of Staff, Sqn Ldr Hef Jones. The guests all experienced excellent canapés and drinks, accompanied by superb music from the award winning RAF St Athan Voluntary Band.
Following a short speech by the Chief of Staff the guests were escorted to the front of the Mess, to witness the traditional Sunset Ceremony, Ensign Lowering and March past by personnel from St Athan lead by the Parade Commander Flt Lt Andy Cole, OC ADF. The timing was immaculate with the ceremony starting in glorious sunshine and ending with the sun having slipped over the horizon, illuminating the sky with a pink glow.
Sqn Ldr Tony Preston, OC Admin Sqn was the project officer for a very successful event.