Royal Navy officer wins top awards

A Royal Navy air traffic controller has won two trophies for his performance at the Defence College of Air and Space Operations at RAF Shawbury.

Sub Lieutenant Conor Green was awarded the Bunting Trophy, which is awarded to the trainee on No 433 Joint Air Traffic Control Course who produces the best practical performance in the assessment phase.

He also won the Alenia Marconi Systems Trophy for producing the best academic performance through the course.

SLt Green was one of 33 personnel from the Royal Navy and RAF to graduate from the Shrewsbury station.

The quadruple parade celebrated the graduation of personnel from No 433 Joint Air Traffic Control Course, No 1 Aerodrome & Precision Approach Course, No 2 Flight Operations Specialist Course and No 19-2 Aerospace Systems Specialist Course. 

This was the first combined Defence College of Air and Space Operations graduation, following the move of the School of Aerospace Battle Management from RAF Boulmer during the summer.

Family and friends gathered to see the Reviewing Officer, Group Captain Rob Dargan, who is the Head of the Defence Airspace and Air Traffic Management, present certificates and trophies to the graduates of all courses.