Michael Fabricant mentioned the 1206 Mercian Squadron of the Air Training Corps based in Lichfield in Parliament yesterday.
In a brief debate on Air Training Corps and University Air Squadrons, Michael said
Michael Fabricant (Lichfield) (Con): I have the great pleasure of announcing to the House that I have just been made president of the (Mercian) Squadron Air Training Corps in Lichfield, which is one of the largest Air Training Corps in the midlands. Will my right hon. Friend maintain his commitment to the Air Training Corps?
Mr Brazier (Minister of Defence): I congratulate my hon. Friend on that great distinction. Air cadets offer a huge opportunity to young people from a whole range of different backgrounds. The Ministry of Defence provides, and will continue to provide, support to both the Air Training Corps and the university air squadrons through the provision of high quality flying training and other supporting activities, including access to defence training areas and ranges.
Michael now says: “I am delighted with that response. The 1206 provide useful training and other skills to young people in Lichfield and further afield and I am proud to be associated with the Squadron!”
Photo shows Michael with the 1206 Air Squadron Support Group warming up after fund raising for the Squadron in Lichfield on the Round Table Santa Sleigh just before Christmas 2014.