Bicester cadets take a Liberty

2507 (Bicester) Squadron have been granted the Liberty of the Town in a glittering formal charter signing ceremony held at the offices of Bicester Town Council.

Having seen their original event postponed due to heavy snow, the Town Council were keen that the rearranged event be conducted with the fullest of pomp and ceremony. At the invitation of the Mayor, the attendees included the Vice Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire, the Officer Commanding Thames Valley Wing Air Training Corps, Wing Commander Chris Fisher and the local Member of Parliament, the Honourable Tony Baldry MP.

The Squadron itself, led by Officer Commanding, Flight Lieutenant Daniel Azizian was represented by 4 staff, 4 of the top cadets and 3 civilian committee members. The whole Squadron will celebrate this important event when it parades through the town centre in September in conjunction with the incoming Mayor’s Civic Parade.

Flight Lieutenant Azizian said that “This town and its council have given us countless opportunities to shine, enabling us to grow and succeed. In return, we have served the town loyally” … “Thank you for making this commitment to us and we commit to continuing to support you for years to come.

The honour afforded the unit was recognised by Wing Commander Fisher who stated that “Bicester is the premier squadron of Thames Valley Wing and it is great to see this rare honour granted.”