603 Squadron Presentation

When the Worshipful Company of Distillers confirmed its affiliation with 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron of The Royal Auxiliary Air Force, our commitment to the affiliation included the donation of a silver Quaich – “The Distillers Quaich” – to be presented annually at the Squadron Trophy Presentation Ceremony.

“The Distillers Quaich” made its debut at the 2017 Presentation Ceremony at 603 Squadron’s Edinburgh Headquarters on Saturday 9 December.

The Quaich was presented by the Master to Senior Aircraftsman (SAC) Michael Freshour, judged by the Squadron Permanent Staff to have made the biggest overall contribution to the Squadron, including charity fund-raising, over the calendar year. SAC Freshour has the unique (for the Squadron) possession of dual UK and USA Citizenship.

The Master also presented Michael with a bottle of the new “Master’s Cask” – an 18-years-old Knockando.

Supporting the Master at the ceremony was Immediate Past Master Richard Watling while the other presentations were made by Air Marshal Sir David Walker, Honorary Air Commodore of 603 (City of Edinburgh) Squadron, supported by Squadron Leader Jerry Riley, Officer Commanding 603 Squadron.