Flight Lieutenant James Lee RAFVR(T) - Officer Commanding.
James began his Cadet career by joining as a Cadet, to what was then 2388 (South Elmsall) Detached Flight, South and West Yorkshire Wing, North Region. Having assisted the detached flight become 23 (South Elmsall) Squadron, he became a Cadet Warrant Officer in 2002. During his time with the ATC, James enjoyed many annual camps and an overseas camp at RAF Bruggen, Germany. James also completed his Gliding Scholarship, RAF Marksman, learned how to hang-glide, attended the tri-service leadership course at Frimely Park and completed his Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award in 2002. James left the Corps to join the Royal Air Force in 2003.
Serving as an RAF Medic, James specialised in Advanced Trauma Life Support, airfield crash cover, station medical cover and also medical administration. Being stationed primarily at RAF College Cranwell he enjoyed various detachments to: RAF Barkston-Heath, RAF Scampton, RAF Akrotiri, Cyprus and also with the Officer and Aircrew Training Unit at RAF Cranwell. Whilst serving at RAF Scampton, James had the privilege with working with the Red Arrows and was selected to join them on Operation Winter Hawk in 2005. Having served nearly 4 ½ years in the RAF, James returned to civilian life to train as a Registered Nurse in 2007.
In 2009, James re-joined the Corps as a Civilian Instructor. Having a keen interest in Adventure Training he completed his Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Expedition Assessors Course in 2011 and his Basic Expedition Leadership Course in 2012. James has had multiple roles on the squadron including, Junior Cadet Training, Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, First Aid and Training Officer.
James was appointed to the rank of Sergeant (ATC) in May 2011 and has recently been commissioned into the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve (Training Branch) in November 2014. His current roles on the squadron are as the Squadron Adventure Training Officer and Deputy Adjutant.
Outside of the ATC, James works as a Registered Nurse for the NHS.