The squadron staff consists of several uniformed and non-uniformed adult volunteers who run the parade evenings and provide/support other activities at weekends or during school holidays. Many of them have had military backgrounds or previously been a memeber of the air cadet force. On this page you will find a mini-bio of each member of our staff team.
Flt Lt Darren Pascoe RAFVR(T)
After joining our squadron in 2015, Flt Lt Pascoe took over as Commanding Officer (OC) in Sept 2016. Daz has a Royal Air Force background and served in the RAF Police for over 23 years, starting in 1986. He was also an Air Cadet, achieving the rank of Flight Sergeant in 77 (Redruth) Squadron, Cornwall.
In his spare time, Daz enjoys watching his favourite rugby team, Bath Rugby, walking his two labrador dogs and motor biking.
Flt Lt Jonathan Wakefield RAFAC
Our newest member of staff joins us with a wealth of experience and a ‘Can Do’ attitude. He joined the Corps as a Civilian Instructor in November 2005 at 992 (Malmesbury) Sqn, where he excelled in his roles looking after Public Relations and community engagement as well as gaining his Basic Shooting Coach and Range Conducting Officer qualifications. Gaining his commission, he went onto become the Adjutant, a role he carried out upon his transfer to 2189 (Calne) Sqn. In his civilian role, he works as a Personal Assistant at UK Research and Innovation to the Associate Director of International.
In his day to day life Jonathon likes to spend his time swimming, cycling, cooking and watching police/crime dramas such as NCIS.
WO (ATC) Rob Ley
WO Ley is our longest serving uniformed member of staff, having joined the squadron in 2010. He is currently the squadron SNCO and is also our current webmaster; working with a group of NCO to keep the website up-to-date and running efficiently. On top of this, he is also responsible for the overall dress, drill and discipline standards on our squadron. Rob was a cadet in 1157 (Falmouth) Squadron in the early 2000's, achieving the rank of Flight Sergeant before leaving in 2005. Aside from his squadron roles, Rob is also the Wing Radio Communications Officer for Dorset & Wilts Wing, and Sector SNCO for our sector (comprised of 6 squadrons).
In his spare time, Rob gets involved in other aspects of radio communication (namely Amateur Radio and RAYNET), as well as indulging in other hobbies including photography, hill-walking and computer engineering.
FS (ATC) Chris Moore
Chris has a passion for cars and is (one of the best) mechanics in Swindon. Profile to be written...
Non-uniformed Staff (Civillian Instructors)
CI Matt Cordas
Having been apart of this sqaudron from 2007-2013 as a cadet Cordas achieved Cadet Warrent Officer level before returning as an adult volenteer. During his time as a cadet, he completed his Gold Duke fo Edinburgh and trekked in the Pyrenees (both alongside FS (ATC) Moore, above), and was actively involved with charity and community events.
Outside of the Squadron Matt enjoys running and setting crazy personal challenges to raise money for charity.
CI Macauley Byrnes
Profile to be written...
CI Susan Bailey
Profile to be written...