The Royal Air Force’s inaugural RPAS unit, 39 Squadron, was finally disbanding after its reformation in 2007 and after 15 years of continuous RPAS operations from its base in Nevada.
To celebrate this prestigious achievement the Squadron held a disbandment parade at Creech AFB followed by a disbandment dining out evening back in Las Vegas. The two events were attended by senior members of both the United States Air Force and Royal Air Force, Royal Air Force personnel from Creech AFB and distinguished industry partners.
“I’m very proud and honoured that Eagle Eye Innovations were able to support and attend such a significant and memorable event,” commented Sion Roberts, “Having served on the squadron back in its early days, it’s phenomenal to see the impact this small unit has had in over 15 years of continual operations. It’s very much a bittersweet visit for us, on the one hand, it’s always good to be back in Las Vegas but on the other, it’s incredibly sad to be saying goodbye to such a fine unit.”
Sion Roberts went out to say, “Although this is the end of 39 Squadron, for now, the RAF’s RPAS force will continue to grow, and we will be there to help support it as much as we can. 39 Squadron will always be a very special unit for myself and many members of my team. 39 Squadron is where we cut our teeth in the RPAS world. Without the knowledge and wisdom, we all experienced and gained over the last 15 years, Eagle Eye Innovations would simply not exist today”.