END OF AN ERA AS MEDIA OFFICER RETIRES
Mrs Caroline Hogg; the Media and Communications Officer at RAF Coningsby has retired after 22 years in the post.
On Caroline’s last day, Tuesday 24 July, she was presented with a print from the station by the Station Commander Group Captain ‘Sammy’ Sampson and Officer Commanding Base Support Wing, Wing Commander James Brayshaw.
Caroline joined the MOD Civil Service in December 1972 at RAF Cottesmore. Following a period at RAF Leuchars she arrived at RAF Coningsby in April 1976. During her very successful career she has received a Commander-in-Chief’s Commendation, 2 Air Officer Commanding 1 Group Commendations and was awarded an MBE in the 2004 New Years Honours list.
Caroline said, “I have been very fortunate to have seen many changes at RAF Coningsby starting with the Phantom aircraft, the Tornado F3 and finally the Typhoon. I have enjoyed my job immensely, most of all I will miss the people. I have been very lucky and have met many interesting people from all walks of life.” She continued, “My aim is to have more time for my hobbies; travelling, reading, visiting Historic Buildings and most of all spending more time with my family but first of all looking after my Grand-daughter Heidi during the school holidays. It will seem very strange not to be on 24/7 call anymore!
Gp Capt Sampson said, “Caroline has had a career featuring dedicated service here at RAF Coningsby. On behalf of myself, and of all the Station Commanders who have gone before me, I would like to say thank you for everything you have done, and wish you a long and happy retirement.”