Jed airman graduates with flying colours

Kevin Lee from Jedburgh
Kevin Lee from Jedburgh

NEWLY-qualified Royal Air Force officer Kevin Lee, above, from Jedburgh is flying high after recently graduating from a prestigious military college.

Kevin, 23, graduated as a flying officer from No 20 Initial Officer Training (IOT) Course at the Officer and Aircrew Cadet Training Unit at RAF Cranwell, near Sleaford in Lincolnshire.

Kevin joined 88 other cadets outside the historic College Hall to parade in front of Air Vice-Marshal Greg Bagwell, Air Officer Commanding Number 1 Group Headquarters Air Command.

Music on the day was provided by the Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment and there were flypasts by Tornado aircraft from 617 Sqn at RAF Lossiemouth.

Kevin, whose parents James and Moira still live at Jedburgh, attended Jedburgh Grammar School before graduating from the University of Glasgow with an engineering degree.

He joined the RAF in 2009 and will soon begin his professional training as an engineer specialising in communications and electronics.

A keen sportsman, Kevin enjoys football and cross country running.