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AIMS OF THE 10 SQUADRON ASSOCIATION
• To preserve the spirit of comradeship formed during service with 10 Squadron
• To sustain a close relationship between the Squadron and the Association
• To provide a focus for contact with other former Squadron colleagues or their relatives, by promoting attendance at Annual Reunions and Remembrance Day Services at the 10 Squadron Memorial
• To encourage the collection and preservation of documents, photographs, anecdotes and memorabilia with which the Squadron’s history may be enhanced
• To encourage Squadron and Association members to contribute to the Association website
• To encourage members of the Squadron to join the Association
We are having website problems at present as we learn how the new web-host systems operate. At present you may find errors, such as when closing links the whole page deletes unless you use the back arrow. Sorting the minor problems is somewhat time consuming.
BUT: Most importantly we are unable to send Mass Mailings to our Members at present. We're working on that but have now just been informed that our 'contactus' email address doesn't seem to work either......Grrrrh !
(As Victor Meldrew would say, "I don't believe it." )
Please be aware that we're doing our best to solve these teething problems as quickly as we can. Your understanding would be appreciated so keep looking at this Home Page or in the Crewroom for latest information
18 June 2022
BOMBER COMMAND MEMORIAL SERVICE – 26 JUNE
The RAF Benevolent Fund would be delighted if members were able to join them at 11.50 on Sunday 26 June for the virtual Bomber Command Memorial Service, conducted by Reverend (Squadron Leader) Andrew Chapman, Station Chaplain, RAF High Wycombe. The service will be shown online via YouTube. The special service of remembrance will be accompanied by stories of those who voluntarily made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom today and a history of the Memorial itself by RAF Author and Historian Steve Darlow. To register for the service, visit: https://www.rafbf.org/register/bcmvs
ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN - 6 June 2022
Following Gp Cpt Gerry Bunn's sad and untimely passing in April, the Committee has addressed the question of finding a replacement for him as the President of The 10 Squadron Association. Gerry held the Presidency for 38 years, in fact, from the formation of the Association by Doug Dent and his World War 2 Halifax colleagues in 1984. After his time as OC 10 Sqn, Gerry continued to provide his full support for the Association and there is no doubt that we will miss his sage advice and encouragement which he gave freely.
After careful consideration by the committee, we decided to invite another former OC 10 Sqn, this time from the Voyager era, to be the new President. Consequently, I am very pleased to announce that Gp Cpt Jamie Osborne MA RAF (Retd) has accepted the honour and is now the President of The 10 Squadron Association. A former VC10 and Tristar pilot before serving as OC 10 Sqn from December 2013 until January 2016, Jamie is currently a Full Time Reservist at RAF Benson where he fills the post of Chief Flying Instructor on Oxford University Air Squadron.
Our new President Gp Cpt Jamie Osborne (left) with Chairman Wg Cdr Mike Westwood
in May 2021 at the inauguration of the new Whitelock headstone in Bibury, Glos.
With best wishes, Mike Westwood Chairman of The 10 Squadron Association
10 SQUADRON'S OWN STONE SLAB IN THE IBCC RIBBON OF REMEMBRANCE
Most of us will have heard of the International Bomber Command Centre, situated at Canwick, on the southern outskirts of Lincoln but may not be aware that a feature at the Centre is their ‘’ This comprises memorial stones along the edges of the pathway from the Centre to the Spire.
10 Squadron now has its own stone there to reflect and honour the Service of all who have been members of the Squadron from 1 January 1915. Our Stone was laid in early April 2022 and we say a Big Thank You to all have contributed to its cost. It is proposed to have a get-together at Lincoln sometime this summer to formally 'approve' of the Stone. - We'll keep you advised.
See the IBCC website here:
for information about our publication of the Squadron's first 100 year history, as shown in the sliding banner above. The 350 page hard-back book is entitledmail
The Association organizes two main events during the year. We hold a reunion at Brize Norton held each May, to promote a strong fellowship amongst our members. In November a Remembrance Day Service takes place at the 10 Squadron Memorial located near the entrance to the former RAF Melbourne in Yorkshire, where the Squadron was based in WW2. The ceremony preserves the memory of the personnel who sacrificed their lives when serving on the Squadron. All are welcome to attend.
THE 10 SQUADRON MEMORIAL
Imperial War Museum Register of Memorials - http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.31016/fromUkniwmSearch/1