51“Virtute Siderum Tenus”


Squadron Leader Nepe

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rafwings_sm10/4/2001 Joined the european air Force


pilotoff_sm7/6/2001 Accepted as a Pilot Officer in the EAF


flyoff_sm16/1/2002 Promoted to Flying Officer


training_Badge16/1/2002 Assigned as a Training Officer


bem13/9/2002 Awarded British Empire Medal for service to EAF


ussrwings 5/11/2002 Awarded USSR Wings for participating in VEF


fltlt_sm9/1/2003 Promoted to Flight Lieutenant



25/7/2003 Promoted to Squadron Leader to take command of the new 20° Gruppo


mbe7/6/2006 Awarded the M.B.E for 5 years of duty


9/10/2006 Taking over as commander of OTU

1/7/2010 Awarded the Africa Star for participating in Libya and/or CentMed SEOW

02/12/2012 Taking over as commander of OTU

obe24/12/2012 Awarded O.B.E for 10 years of duty


cmCommemorative War Medal 18/1/2013 Awarded the Commemorative War Medal 1940-41 and Bar for participating in the Crete Campaign


30/7/2013 Awarded the Defence of Soviet Transatlantic Medal for participating in the Murmansk Campaign


SOW20 VeteranStorm of War 2.0 Veteran 12/2015 awarded for participating SOW tournament.