We were humbled when 1145 Dunfermline Squadron RAF Air Cadets generously established The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund award for #fundraising as part of their annual award ceremony in 2016.
It was an honour to present this year’s winner, Sergeant Megan Stephens, with The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund trophy as well as provide an update with regards to our work establishing David’s #legacy.
Captain David Seath served as a Cadet at 1145 Squadron during the early 2000’s, and it was the breadth of experiences gained as a cadet which developed his leadership skills, prior to studying at Aberdeen University and enrolling at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
David later served his country with distinction in Afghanistan with 19th Regiment Royal Artillery (The Scottish Gunners), who operated in the Nahri Saraj district of Helmand Province in 2012 as part of Herrick 16. Captain Seath operated from Main Operation Base (MOB) Price and commanded artillery fire in support ground operations, led numerous combat patrols and delivered training support to Afghanistan Defence Forces.
Upon his return from Afghanistan, David successfully completed the All Arms Commando Course to earn the coveted Green Beret. He served in 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery as a Fire Team Support Commander. He would later embark on a tour of the Middle East where he oversaw the training of Kurdish special forces.
We offer our sincere congratulations to Megan as well as our thanks to 1145 Dunfermline Squadron RAF Air Cadets for their continued support, who will host a Burn Supper/Ceilidh event in January as a means to raise funds in support of David’s legacy.