Virtual Bomber Command Memorial Anniversary Service
11.00 hrs on Saturday 31 October
A Virtual Service on the internet will replace the usual Bomber Command Memorial Anniversary Service at the London Green Park Memorial.
It will be shown via YouTube at 11:00 hrs on Saturday 31 October and will be conducted by Rev Sqn Ldr Chrissie Lacey who is the Station Chaplain at RAF High Wycombe.
The Service will be conducted with the usual prayers, readings and a two minute’s silence and will also include a short history of Bomber Command by RAF author and historian Steve Darlow, with a particular focus on Bomber Command’s often forgotten activities during the Battle of Britain. The Virtual Service will last approximately 30 minutes.
If you would like to join in to view the Service, please register here at the RAF Benevolent Fund website . You will then be sent a link to YouTube the week before the Service, and you simply have to click on the link and watch.
A book has recently been published, written by Association Member Jane Gulliford Lowes
ABOVE US THE STARS
Published by Matador and selling at £12.99, the book is a high-quality, 331-page paperback with excellent layout and print style.
It is an exceptional book which tells the story of a 10 Squadron wireless operator and his WW2 Halifax crew. Entirely factual but written in a novel style, it is highly recommended as being 'very different' from so many other WW2 recollection stories.
See Crewroom: Above Us The Stars for details of discount available for members.
OUR CHAIRMAN’S MESSAGE
A warm welcome to the 10 Squadron Association website. The Association was created in 1984 with the aims of preserving the spirit and comradeship formed during service on the unit and a close relationship is maintained with the present day Squadron. Membership is open to all who have served, or continue to serve, on 10 Squadron and also to relatives and friends of former Squadron members.
Our membership includes those from the Whitley and Halifax days, through the Dakota, Canberra, Victor and VC10 eras and now the new A330 Voyager.
Based at RAF Brize Norton, as part of the AirTanker Hub, 10 Squadron operates the magnificent Voyager aircraft in the AT (Air Transport), AAR (Air-to-Air Refuelling) and VVIP roles and is co-located with the second unit to fly the type, No 101 Squadron. The two squadrons employ a joint manning strategy on flying tasks, without losing a strong sense of individual unit identity. This close relationship between the squadrons can be traced back to 1984 when 101 Squadron reformed at Brize Norton to fly VC10 tankers alongside 10 Squadron's VC10 transport aircraft. Between 2005 and 2011, whilst 10 Squadron was disbanded, 101 Squadron was still operating the VC10 and the Association was privileged to be hosted by the unit during our annual visits to the station.
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.
10 Squadron was formed at Farnborough on 1 January 1915 and the comprehensive Centenary celebrations in 2015 included a parade at RAF Brize Norton on 30 January, during which HRH The Princess Royal presented the Squadron with a new Standard.
Please browse through our website which is administered by Dick King, a former VC10 captain on the Squadron. As a potential Association member, the committee hopes you enjoy reading the information on this site. After joining the Association, access to the Members' Area, where many past records and other items of interest await and will then be made available to you.
Chairman The 10 Squadron Association