Squadron Leader Martin D Harrison
Deputy Wing Commander, Wing Learning & Development Officer
Martin Harrison joined the Air Training Corps in May 1975 at 1048 ( Royal Leamington Spa ) Squadron following in his father's footsteps; who was then Officer Commanding of the unit.
He progressed through the ranks becoming Cadet Warrant Officer in 1979. During his time as a Cadet he flew three solo flights in the Kirby Cadet Mark 3 glider at RAF Little Rissington, made two parachute jumps at RAF Weston on the Green and attended several annual camps based in the UK.
In January 1982 he was commissioned into RAFVR (T) and undertook various training postings at 2028 (Southam) and 1289 (Stratford Upon Avon) Squadrons. He was promoted to Flying Officer in January 1984 and transferred 29F ( Rugby ) Squadron where he served for four years as Adjutant and Training Officer.
In August 1988 he was transferred to 163 (Coventry-Phoenix) Squadron as Training Officer and later Adjutant and took over command of this unit in December 1989 and was promoted to Flight Lieutenant.
He remained at 163 Squadron as Officer Commanding until November 1997 when he was appointed as a Wing Staff Officer. Initially he was the Wing PRO, followed by Wing Adjutant and President of the Wing Mess. Promoted to Squadron Leader in January 2003 he was then appointed as Wing Learning & Development Officer and more recently Deputy Wing Commander.
During his time as an officer he has attended numerous UK camps many as Camp Commandant and has been to Gibraltar , Cyprus and Germany . He also attended a Royal Garden Party at Buckingham Palace during 2002 the year of Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee.
His interests include medal collecting and research, foreign travel, trying to keep fit! and of course he is an avid Doctor Who fan!
Contact: Sqn Ldr Martin Harrison
The Wing Learning & Development Team (L&DT) is committed to providing a first class level of training to all cadets and staff on our Wing.
The training will be flexible and will evolve to cater for the ever changing needs of the Air Cadet Organisation ensuring that all personnel reach a common minimum standard
To ensure that as many of the available course places are taken up by cadets and staff during the forthcoming year.
To ensure that every Instructor Cadet and new members of staff on the Wing have received BASIC training.
To keep courses flexible and transparent giving students maximum learning potential.