15 Jun '12, 11am

News: RAF Leuchars celebrates Olympic Torch Relay

"I have had a fantastic career and also met my wife through the RAF. She was a sergeant in the then WRAF [Women's Royal Air Force]. We married in 1983. She left in 1986, after serving 12 years, to have a family, and has always been supportive throughout my career. "I am humbled and honoured to be carrying the Torch and it will be nice that I can do so in front of an RAF station." Originally from Wishaw, WO Downs has served around the UK, and his military service has also taken him to Oman, Norway, Canada, Alaska, Australia and New Zealand. His final posting was at RAF Cosford and he is now looking forward to settling down in Carnoustie. Air Officer Scotland and Station Commander at RAF Leuchars, Air Commodore Gavin Parker, said: "Being part of the Olympic Torch Relay is a special moment for our local community to add their own flavour to what is a globally significant even...

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