2010 – Present

Incredibly, in 2010 the Squadron did it yet again! The Foster Trophy went to Flt Sgt Katie Roberts and the Currall Trophy to Cpl Christopher Perry. In fact they both had the same score of 169 out of 175 and the winner had to be decided on scores attained in the Senior and Staff exams.

2010 also saw 146 become the Wing nomination for the Lees trophy and were inspected by Group Captain John Middleton in April 2010.

To top that, in 2011 the Squadron were awarded them again! The Foster Trophy went to Cpl Jordan Byrne and the Currall Trophy went to Cdt Jonathan Dodson. In fact Cpl Byrne was the first ever cadet to score the perfect score 175 out of 175 in the whole Corps!

Five times the Squadron has gained the highest academic scores in the whole Corp – approx 40,000 cadets in 1000 Squadrons. A testament to the high standards that 146 aims for.

In October 2011 there was a local restructure within the Corps which resulted in 146 being transferred from North Region, East Cheshire and South Manchester Wing to Wales & West Region, Merseyside Wing.

In September 2015, after creeping up the positions for Best Squadron in Merseyside Wing, from 22nd in 2013 and 5th in 2014, 146 went on to win outright in 2015! Also on the 2015 Wing Training Day, Sgt Indie Mackintosh was selected as best female cadet in Merseyside Wing!

In September 2015, the promotions of CWO Chris Yale and Chris Houghton, joining CWO Dominic McGough, brought the Squadrons CWO count to three, for the first time in 20.

In February 2016, Wing Commander Les Keane, saw fit to promote Flt Sgt Indie Mackintosh to CWO. She was also put forward for the Duke of Westminster award, making the top 40,was IACE candidate for Merseyside Wing and Dacre Broach nominee.

The Squadron is very proud of all its cadets and ex-cadets. The Squadron likes to think it has helped them achieve all their ambitions and inspired them to aim high. Ex-cadets have gone on to be company directors/owners, Doctors, Commercial Pilots, aircraft designers and even several radio and TV presenters. We are especially proud of those who have dedicated their careers to the forces, becoming RAF fast jet pilots, RAF helicopter pilots, RAF Regiment junior and senior officers, RAF logistics, operations and intelligence officers, Army officers, Army paramedics and Navy officers.

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