Sword of honour awarded

Flight Sergeant Dean Bradley (left) is presented with the Bye Sword by RAF Leeming Station Commander, Group Captain Tony Innes.

Flight Sergeant Dean Bradley (left) is presented with the Bye Sword by RAF Leeming Station Commander, Group Captain Tony Innes.

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A Flight Sergeant at RAF Leeming has been honoured for the huge contribution he has made towards community life on the station.

Flt Sgt Dean Bradley was the first person at RAF Leeming to win the Wing Commander Bye sword, presented by RAF Leeming’s Station Commander, Group Captain Tony Innes. From now on, it will be presented annually to the Junior Officer or Senior Non-Commissioned Officer who has made the most significant difference to life on station and/or the local community.

The sword is given in honour of Wing Commander David Bye, 47, who died of cancer in 2005. Flt Sgt Bradley, who is the Station’s Service Community Support Officer (SCSO) was chosen for developing a mutually productive relationship with the Defence Infrastructure Organisation and MODern Housing Technicians which has resulted in service tenants in need able to occupy their new homes at short notice.

Flt Sgt Bradley is a member of the Bedale Community Parish Council, and uses this role to improve links between RAF Leeming and the wider community to mutual benefit.

He is also a keen supporter of all station charities.