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No 10 SQUADRON ASSOCIATION
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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
MAKE A NOTE IN YOUR DIARY ........
This Year’s 10 Sqn Association Reunion Dinner
will be held near Swindon on the evening of
Friday 17 May 2024
Members will be Mass Mailed
when the Information Sheet and an Application Form are available
14 February 2024
HOW ABOUT THIS BOOK ? ........
Joining the Association in 2022, Irvin Hanson hoped to learn more about his late father Ronald's war. He had served on 10 Squadron in the early 1940's as a wireless operator and air gunner on Whitley bombers, just as these two trades were allowed to hold 'sergeant aircrew' rank.
Before arriving on 10 Squadron he had already baled out of one aircraft and was later occasioned to ‘hit the silk’ again whilst on the Squadron, before later evacuating his aircraft for a third time. After this last event he was forced to spend nearly four years for the rest of WW2 as a PoW and then to embark on the Long March as the war came to an end.
Irvin has travelled the length of the UK many times researching his father’s exploits and we in the Association are proud to have been able to give him a few leads now and again, to assist his enquiries and Service Knowledge.
Irvin’s book, self-published in February 2024, is the result of much hard work for one never directly associated with the armed forces until now. The book reflects Irvin’s deep respect that he holds for his father’s past activities and is written primarily so that Ronald’s grandson Michael, will have a lasting record of such an important era in the Hanson Family’s history.
It's a very good read but there are still a few unanswered questions particularly those concerning Ron's clandestine activities which were conducted at some time during his RAF time served before becoming a PoW.………… A sequel perhaps one day?
Buy it from YorkBookshop.com :
Cost is £12.99 + £4.95 p&p = £17.94
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.
VETERANS – Look Here
Did you know that all those presently serving, as well as those who have ever served in the Armed Forces of the UK, are entitled to obtain a
DEFENCE DISCOUNT CARD
and then use it in a myriad of shops throughout the UK to obtain discounted goods and services?
These range from Lloyds Pharmacies to Toolstation and on to car-tyre suppliers and even food supplied in local pubs. Discounts are generally between 10 and 20%
A Defence Discount Card valid for 5 years, may be obtained for £4.99 by visiting:
You will need to give your address details and state your past or present military service branch of the Armed Forces.
Might make Christmas slightly more affordable. !