Admiral pays flying visit to old squadron

This Is Wiltshire: Rear Admiral Nick Lambert is presented with the squadron’s crest Rear Admiral Nick Lambert is presented with the squadron’s crest

A former Devizes air cadet, who rose to become a Rear Admiral in the Royal Navy, visited his old squadron on Saturday to celebrate Battle of Britain Day with them.

Devizes Air Cadets were delighted to have Rear Admiral Nick Lambert as their guest of honour for their annual Dining In Night at the Wyvern Club.

Admiral Lambert is an former cadet of 2397 (Devizes) Squadron, having joined in 1972 aged 13. This was his first visit to his old unit after 40 years of uniformed service.

He joined the Royal Navy in 1976 and commanded HMS Brazen, HMS Newcastle and HMS Endurance, before his current position as the UK National Hydrographer based in Taunton.

The admiral talked about his time in the Air Cadets and how it had provided him with a grounding for his military career. The commanding officer, Flt Lt Barny Wiles, presented the admiral with a framed squadron crest and received a plaque from the UK Hydrographic Office. The squadron is holding an open evening at the Cadet Centre at Le Marchant Barracks this evening at 7.30pm.

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