Can you name a group of individuals on station who would relish the opportunity to create competition over ridiculous facial hair and perceived man points?
Surely one section could really stand out as the overwhelming participant of such a challenge – Yes! You are correct – it’s the armourers!!!
For a second consecutive year twenty-one Weapon Technicians from the Armament Engineering Flight, lead by Senior Aircraftman (Technician) Danny Halliday, grew moustaches throughout the month of November as part of the Movember challenge.
The Movember Foundation is a Men’s Health Charity that supports, amongst other areas, research and education in the field of prostate cancer. Since 2004 the Foundation has organised an annual month-long event involving the growing of moustaches to raise awareness and funds for men’s health issues.
SAC Halliday said: “After a good response in 2010 we strived to raise even more this year.” He added: “The team are pleased to have raised £893 so far, with a few more donations still to come.”
At the end of the 30 day ‘grow-a-thon’ the overall best ‘tash went to SAC (T) Nick Guest for width and bushiness; there was no prize other than the respect for having the most furry top lip!