One the UK’s most successful RAF Section – 9 times winners of the Air Squadron Trophy 


  • Flt Lt Stephen Moores, OC Section
  • Fg Off Ian Parish
  • Plt Off Liz Rackham
  • CI Mr Josh Jillians


i/c CWO A Bor

2 i/c FS K Burley

Welcome to the RAF Section web pages, we hope you enjoy seeing our activities and that it inspires our students to join the premier section in year 9. Please check out our galleries and the training syllabus to see what else we get up to in the RAF section.

We have recently started to put some of our classroom skills into practice with the introduction of a selection of Radio Controlled Aircraft. at present we have two fixed win trainers, four helicopters and five quadcopters (one of which is a full blown UAV with GPS and autonomous flight modes.

As the OC RAF Section at MGS I hope to be able to provide a wealth of activities and opportunities for the cadets in our section. I have served in both the ATC and the RAF and have a selection of skills that I would like to use to develop the section and the cadets that form the backbone of the contingent.

Flt Lt SJ Moores RAF VR(T)


  • "My son was skipping and jumping through the halls, and his excitement to show off his school and his lessons was very heart warming. He comes home daily with happy stories about his day at school. He has doubled in confidence and has taken on much more responsibility for himself in such a very short time." - A New Year 7 parent
  • "I'd like to send a quick note on behalf of my son, who attended the Brazil fair (Year 6 outreach event) yesterday. He had a great time and was so excited when he came home and couldn't stop talking about the amazing things that he did whilst at the school. Thank you so much to you and all the boys from MGS who helped make the afternoon such a success. " - Parent of a year 6 student
  • "My husband and I wanted to send a message to say how very impressed we were with our guide on Thursday evening and what a wonderful ambassador he was for your school. His manners were impeccable and he conversed confidently and informatively with us both. In addition, he engaged our 9 year old without patronizing him made his visit fun and insightful. Jack greatly contributed to our first impression of Maidstone Grammar School being such an overwhelmingly positive experience." - A visiting prospective parent
  • "Students’ achievement is outstanding, both in their academic programmes and their personal development." - Ofsted (2013)
  • "My son is in year 7 and was struggling with 2 heavy musical instruments, a school bag, his diabetes bag and his lunch bag this morning and I saw 2 sixth formers rush over to help him carry his bags. I just want to register my thanks." - Parents of a new year 7 student
  • "There is not a week which goes by even now without me thinking of the school with gratitude, and of its teachers who never gave up on me and allowed me a chance in life. " - Words from an Old Maidstonian
  • "The sixth form is outstanding. Students’ above average attainment at the higher grades in AS and A level equip them exceptionally well for higher education and careers of their choice." - Ofsted (2013)