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WO1 Steve Cass

WO1 Steve Cass

WO1 Steve Cass is an Air Engineering Technician with over 27 years Naval service which includes numerous front line tours with Fleet Air Arm Squadrons.

Entering the RN as an Air Engineering Mechanic Second Class in 1986 he spent much of his early career serving onboard RN and RFA vessels during operational service east of the Suez. The highlight of this was a six month tour of the Far East in 1988 onboard HMS Ark Royal and being in Sydney for the Royal Australian Navy bicentennial celebrations.

Selection for and completion of Artificer training led to his certificate of competence to supervise aircraft maintenance in 1994 whilst serving in the challenging and rewarding environment of a busy search and rescue squadron. Promotion over the following years peaked in 2008 when he achieved the rank of Warrant Officer 1st Class.

2013 has been a particularly rewarding year for Steve as not only has he received the Meritorious Service Medal for good, faithful, valuable and meritorious service throughout his career, but after interviews with the 1st and 2nd Sea Lord he was selected to be the Warrant Officer of the Naval Service (WONS). This is the first time any Engineer and member of the Fleet Air Arm has reached such an influential position: WONS is the most prestigious role for a Warrant Officer and is the channel between the non commissioned ranks and most Senior Naval officers. The position carries a remarkable badge; a “Ceremonial Cane” furnished from wood from the oldest still commissioned ship in the world, HMS Victory.

Steve is a proud Cornishman who is married to Alison who is an equally proud Yorkshire woman. They have three daughters aged 18, 14 and seven. His interests include walking their energetic spaniel, pilot gig rowing and working with local schools to support children of Service personnel who are deployed.

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October 8, 2018

Iron Maiden leader sign Bruce Dickinson was guest of honour at the ‘submarine Oscars’ sponsored by The British Forces Foundation.

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Raising a smile in Somalia

September 22, 2018

The BFF staged a top class night of comedy to spread a little joy among British troops deployed on TANGHAM.

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Team BFF saddle up

August 8, 2018

Congratulations to the 50 or so cyclists riding for Team BFF on conquering the 2018 Prudential Ride London 100 mile bike race.

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Hollywood superstar joins the BFF

July 29, 2018

Hollywood superstar Tommy Lee Jones joined the BFF for a morale-boosting visit to Help for Heroes’ Tedworth House Recovery Centre in Tidworth.

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BFF Ball success

July 26, 2018

Guests at the 2018 BFF Summer Ball – sponsored by Seven Investment Management – raised more than £30,000 for the charity’s morale-boosting work.

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BFF with the RAF in Romania

July 1, 2018

It was another first for the BFF with a show for the RAF’s 135 Expeditionary Air Wing in Romania.

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Lionel Richie and the BFF

June 30, 2018

Singer Lionel Richie teamed up with the BFF to give away almost 1,000 tickets to members of the Armed Forces community.

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Bahrain beckoned BFF

April 30, 2018

The BFF headed out to Bahrain to entertain the men and women of the UK Mine Countermeasures Force hard at work in the Gulf.

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