History Brought Together at Marham

Last month Forward Engineering Squadron presented three historical Roll of Honour boards to; Air Marshal Sir Kevin Leeson, Chief of Materiel (Air). Detailing the history of RAF Engineering.

The story began at RAF Brampton in late 2010, when a number of Roll of Honour boards were salvaged from the scrapheap as the Station was being drawn down. Having been given the challenge to bring the boards up to date, further historical boards were also discovered at Brampton. These detailed almost 100 years of lineage that started with Controller General of Aircraft, a post held by Major General Sir Sefton Brancker AFC on the formation of the Royal Air Force in 1918, to more recent appointments within the Defence Logistics Organisation.

All this information has been painstakingly combined to form a complete and accurate record of the incumbents of the Royal Air Force’s senior engineering posts from its formation up to the present day. This task has been achieved through discussions with the Air Historical Branch, various military historical websites, a number of retired senior officers and not to mention hours of hard work and dedication.

Forward Engineering Squadron took on the challenge of bringing history back up to date, putting in a large amount of skill and patience to produce the 3 new roll of honour boards. These boards will be displayed in the Defence Equipment and Support’s Headquarters in Bristol, taking their rightful place alongside their Army counterparts, close to the offices of Air Marshal Sir Kevin Leeson, Chief of Materiel (Air), himself a former Officer Commanding Engineering Wing of RAF Marham.