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New Station Commander for RAF Marham

Air Commador David Cooper hands over the RAF mascot to Group Captain H Smyth in a small ceremony to mark the handing over of command of RAF Marham. The old station commander (left) handed over control of the Tornado base today to Group Captain Smyth who will now be RAF Marham' station commander for around two years. Photo, 08/10/2013 by Sgt Paul Oldfield, RAF


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For more information contact:
Alison Smith/Clare Smith
Media and Communications Office
RAF Marham, Kings Lynn
Norfolk PE33 9NP
Email: MRM-AMCO@MOD.UK OR MRM-MCOA1@MOD.UK 
Tel: 01760 337261 ext 7332 or 6739

Air Commador David Cooper hands over the RAF mascot to Group Captain H Smyth in a small ceremony to mark the handing over of command of RAF Marham. The old station commander (left) handed over control of the Tornado base today to Group Captain Smyth who will now be RAF Marham' station commander for around two years. Photo, 08/10/2013 by Sgt Paul Oldfield, RAF ENDS For more information contact: Alison Smith/Clare Smith Media and Communications Office RAF Marham, Kings Lynn Norfolk PE33 9NP Email: MRM-AMCO@MOD.UK OR MRM-MCOA1@MOD.UK Tel: 01760 337261 ext 7332 or 6739

RAF Marham has a new Station Commander, Group Captain Harv Smyth.

Group Cpt Smyth takes over from Air Commodore David Cooper, who during his command saw the station continue its support to operations in Afghanistan.

He also saw the future of the base secured with the announcement that Marham would remain open and the subsequent visit by Defence Secretary Phillip Hammond to advise personnel that RAF Marham would become the future home of the new Lightning II aircraft.

Group Captain Smyth arrived at Marham after a tour in America.

He said: “I am really looking forward to my tour of RAF Marham during what will be the start of an exciting period for the base. Of course, the current focus remains on Afghanistan and the continuing role of the Tornado GR4 in support of operations. I know that the support the base receives from the community has been fantastic and I am looking forward to attending events around the area and to meeting the people of West Norfolk.”

Caption: Air Commodore David Cooper hands over the RAF Marham Silver Bull mascot to Group Captain Harv Smyth, who will be station commander for about two years Picture: Sgt Paul Oldfield, RAF

 

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