RAY KIDD OBE joined 739 (Scarborough) Squadron Air Training Corps in 1947. Following national service with the RAF and time with the Royal Observer Corps, he returned to the ATC in 1964. Appointed to the Central and East Yorks Wing Staff in 1974, he was responsible for adventure training and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. He was appointed to command the former West Riding Wing ATC in 1980, followed by the Central and East Yorks Wing from 1983 to 1988.
As a civilian, he has held many posts, currently that of Wing President and Corps Historian. From 1990 to 2002 he chaired a DofE working party to foster interest and participation in the Award by the three cadet forces. Ray is a life member of the RAF Association, firmly believing in the need for close cooperation between the Air Cadet
Organisation and Service charities.
He has a supportive wife Jean, with daughters, Jane and Sally.