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Ystrad Mynach man’s RAF effort rewarded

Published in News at 17:00, Wednesday March 16th, 2011.


Piya receiving his trophy from Air Vice Marshall Mark-Green

Piya receiving his trophy from Air Vice Marshall Mark-Green

An Ystrad Mynach man has been honoured for his efforts during his RAF training.

Piya Phuttharaksa, 22, recently graduated from The Recruit Training Squadron at RAF Halton near Aylesbury in Buckinghamshire, after completing nine weeks basic training.

He was awarded The RAF Benevolent Fund Trophy, given to the recruit who shows the greatest effort and achievement in training.

Piya said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my nine weeks training here at Recruit Training Squadron. I have learned so much and met so many people. The highlight of my time here has been the ground defence and weapons training but I have benefited enormously from the physical training elements.

“I was overjoyed to have won the award for displaying the most effort and determination on my Flight and I look forward now to starting the next phase of my professional training.”

Piya who attended Lewis Boys School and Ystrad Mynach College prior to joining the Royal Air Force, will stay at RAF Halton to train as a Logistics Chef.


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  • Mum & Dad

    Well done son, we are both so proud of you!

  • Mvery

    To smart my friend