A SOUTH Crosland man has passed the test to become a Royal Air Force officer with flying colours.
Flying Officer Peter Barker completed his Initial Officer Training Course at the college of RAF Cranwell near Sleaford in Lincolnshire.
Peter, 23, joined the RAF last October and began the 24-week officer training course.
The course covered physical fitness, ground defence skills, leadership, management, adventure training, operation tactics and air experience.
Peter said: "It has been tough but thoroughly enjoyable. I've learned so much and I'm looking forward to getting stuck into Air Traffic Control training."
Peter has just started this training at RAF Shawbury in Shrewsbury.
Before he joined the RAF, Peter had held his Private Pilot's Licence for five years and flew regularly at Sherburn Aero Club near Leeds.
Peter, whose parents Paul and Helen still live in South Crosland, also graduated with a BMus Honours in Music from Huddersfield University.
He had previously attended Newsome High School and Greenhead College.