Falklands : The Falklands Welcomes Back Air Commodore Gordon Moulds
Submitted by Falkland Islands News Network (Juanita Brock) 29.06.2008 (Article Archived on 13.07.2008)
As an individual who has been so closely associated with the Falkland Islands since 1982, it was truly fitting that Air Commodore Gordon Moulds took over as Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands on 14 June 2008, the 26th Anniversary of their liberation.
AIR CDRE GORDON MOULDS TAKES OVER AS
COMMANDER BRITISH FORCES SOUTH ATLANTIC ISLANDS
As an individual who has been so closely associated with the Falkland Islands since 1982, it was truly fitting that Air Commodore Gordon Moulds took over as Commander British Forces South Atlantic Islands on 14 June 2008, the 26th Anniversary of their liberation. Having joined the Royal Air Force in 1978 and trained as an electronic operator on Nimrod aircraft, he served his first operational tour at RAF Kinloss from where he deployed in support of the Falklands campaign flying from Ascension Island. In 1983 he undertook Navigator training and subsequently operated both the Phantom FG1 and Tornado F3 fighter aircraft. Over the years he has returned many times and watched with interest as the Islands have changed and developed. He was last here between 2004 and 2006 as the Chief of Staff/Air Commander.
Air Commodore Moulds has quickly brought himself up to date with local matters through both the Penguin News and FIRS. He has been extremely pleased to learn about the recent commendations for the Search and Rescue crew who assisted the Spanish trawler Santa Maria, the positive work of the RIC at Steeple Jason and Exercise CAPE REACH which saw HMS Liverpool visit South Georgia. For not only are British Forces in the South Atlantic here to deter, they assist the FIG in many ways, such as search and rescue. Air Commodore Moulds “looks forward to the challenge of the many diverse roles and responsibilities that make up the CBF post” and which include a return to the Tornado F3 Air Defence aircraft and the “sound of freedom”.
Source: Media OPS at Mount Pleasant Complex