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The Station Warrant Officer at RAF Boulmer has handed over the role to his successor, Warrant Officer Rose.

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Station Warrant Officer Handover

The Station Warrant Officer at RAF Boulmer has handed over the role to his successor, Warrant Officer Rose. Warrant Officer Henderson has finished his tenure as Station Warrant Officer and will be leaving the RAF after 37 years of service.

On the handover of the Station Warrant Officer’s cane, Warrant Officer Henderson said:

After 2 years carrying ‘The Cane’ as the Command Warrant Officer in the Falkland Islands and latterly 3 years as the Station Warrant Officer (SWO) RAF Boulmer, it has become too heavy and need something lighter, maybe golf clubs!

I wish to take this opportunity in thanking all who have supported me at Boulmer and please continue to assist WO Sharon Rose as your new SWO going forwards.

Take care and remember, ‘do not walk on by!

Warrant Officer Rose joined the RAF 30 years ago, following a brief stint as a lifeguard in Berwick- Upon-Tweed and studying diplomas in Sport and Business at Peterlee College.

As a personal support specialist in the People Operations profession, Warrant Officer Rose has a varied portfolio both in and out of trade, with assignments across the UK and numerous overseas deployments including Iraq, Afghanistan, Ascension Island and most recently Chief Clerk in the Falklands, where she provided Welfare support to deployed personnel and their families, many of which were still under challenging lock-down restrictions in the UK.

Before the handover, Warrant Officer Rose has been Flight Sergeant of Infrastructure, working collaboratively with Defence Infrastructure Organisation and Industry Partners across the Battlespace Management Area of Responsibility to drive Infrastructure improvements to Quality of Life.

Warrant Officer Rose is an avid fitness fan and an active member of RAF Boulmer’s functional fitness community. She enjoys reading and spending time with her family, which includes a crazy cocker-spaniel, that she takes delight in walking on the beautiful coastline of Northumberland.

Warrant Officer Rose said upon appointment as SWO:

I am delighted and privileged to be appointed as the Station Warrant Officer at RAF Boulmer, and very much look forward to the challenges and opportunities the next few years will bring!

From everyone at RAF Boulmer, we wish Warrant Officer Henderson all the best in his future endeavours, and to our new Station Warrant Officer, Welcome!

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