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Maidenhead officer graduates from prestigious RAF academy

Maidenhead officer graduates from prestigious RAF academy

Luke Matthews

Maidenhead officer graduates from prestigious RAF academy

A Royal Air Force officer from Maidenhead is flying high after graduating from a prestigious military academy.

Mark Wecki (right) with the Commandant of the RAF College Cranwell, Air Commodore David Stubbs

Mark Wecki graduated with a distinction as a flying officer from the Royal Air Force College Cranwell in Lincolnshire.

The 28-year-old was also presented with the Hennessy Trophy and Philip Sassoon Memorial Prize, for being one of the best all-round cadets and the Warrant Officer Bill Torrance Trophy, for excelling during physical education sessions.

Mark attended The Windsor Boys' School before graduating from Loughborough University with a bachelor of science in sport and leisure management.

He joined the RAF in 2010, serving as a weapons systems operator. He will now begin his professional training with the logistics branch.

Mark said: "Initial officer training is a tough, long course but ever since I joined the RAF I always aimed for a commission.

"The support from my family has been greatly appreciated and made me see how important it is, especially when I go on operations."

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