Lower School Awards – Mon 16th July 2pm

Posted by Suzanne Alexander

We are looking forward to our Lower School Awards next Monday 16th July 2pm – 3.05pm to celebrate the achievements of our Year 7 and 8 pupils.  We are pleased to announce that our guest speaker will be Mr Kevin Lawry, a former RAF Flight Instructor and active Rotarian.

If any parents/carers are planning to attend the Awards and you haven’t returned the reply slip, please could you do so asap or call the school or email: suzanne.alexander@swracademy.org so we can ensure we have plenty of chairs set up in the hall.

Mr Kevin Lawry – Guest Speaker

Born in Cornwall and grew up on a small farm to the sound overhead of RR Griffon engines on the Shackletons from nearby RAF St Mawgan. Joined the RAF in 1967 and after training as a pilot was posted to No 44 Squadron on the Vulcan. Subsequent tours of duty with the Vulcan on the Operational Conversion Unit at RAF Scampton, 35 Squadron in Cyprus and 101 Squadron at RAF Waddington.  In addition Kevin carried out one tour of duty as Officer Commanding operations at RAFU Goose Bay in Labrador, Canada.

He later became a QFI (Instructor) and commanded Liverpool University Air Squadron at RAF Woodvale. Followed by a tour flying the Andover Mk3 on No 115 Squadron at RAF Benson before returning to QFI duties as a standards instructor on the Royal Air Force College Air Squadron at RAF Cranwell.

Now retired Mr Lawry’s payback for all that fun and excitement by being a Rotarian (past President and PH Fellow), but retains a love of travel and interest in all things military, mainly history and especially flying; in this latter regard he has now taken on tour guide duties at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby.