A warm welcome to the 10 Squadron Association website. The Association was created 31 years ago with the aims of preserving the spirit and comradeship formed during service on the unit and developing a close relationship 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 Air Transport and Air-to-Air Refuelling roles and is co-located with the second unit to fly the type, 101 Squadron. The 2 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 2 main events during the year. We hold a reunion at Brize Norton over 2 days 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.
This website is primarily for the interest of current, paid-up members of
The 10 Sqn Association.
The front page is available to all viewers but the second level will require registration and a log-in to enable access to the more detailed aspects of the site. Members who are not registered to the website should should contact us by email for a Username and Password. You must already be a Member of the 10 Squadron Association.
We are always interested to hear from past Squadron members : aircrew, groundcrew and admin staff. Please get in touch by joining the Association. We could possibly then put you back in touch with past colleagues from your days on 10 Sqn. Why not write some words about your recollections of your time on the Squadron? If found suitable,these may be published in the"Ten Tales" section of the website. Better still, send us some photos.
See also our past Newsletters that have been compiled since the Association was formed in 1984.
( MEMBERS ONLY) - Click on the image above for the last paper version Newsletter before being discontinued in the Spring of 2014, in favour of adding latest news into the Crewroom or Events Menus on this website.
By joining the Association you will also be able to view past Squadron Operations Record Books which have been collected in our Archives Project 540 section.
In this age of identity theft and other nasties, we endeavour never to pass on personal and private information to anyone accessing either level of the site without the owner's specific permission being given to one of the site's listed administrators.
AIMS OF THE 10 SQUADRON ASSOCIATION
■ To preserve the spirit of comradeship founded during RAF service with 10 Squadron
■ To encourage and sustain a special relationship between 10 Squadron and its Association
■ To provide a focus for maintaining contact with former Squadron colleagues, by encouraging attendance at the Annual Reunion and Remembrance Day Service 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
The Association 2016 Reunion will be held at Brize Norton
19 - 20 May
Members attending are reminded that they, and any accompanying guests, MUST bring some form of photo-ID such as a Driving Licence or Passport to enter RAF Brize Norton. Failure to do so will regrettably preclude entry to the base.
Should any attendees wish to purchase copies of 'From Brooklands to Brize', copies will be available for sale during the Reunion ...cost £25 per copy. See below.....
HISTORY OF 10 SQUADRON - BOOK
'From BROOKLANDS to BRIZE'
(A Centennial History of No 10 Squadron)
by Ian Macmillan with Dick King
344 pages in a glossy, hard-backed volume, detailing Squadron records, personal anecdotes and memories, photographs and information about the Squadron and its Association.
Sales of the book are open to all. Although the book has an ISBN number, it is not available on general sale in shops.
Payment may be made by UK cheque, Bankers Draft or Postal Order and IBAN details will be supplied for overseas cutomers.
Front & Rear Cover images of the 344 page book which measures 21 x 26 cms