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No 10 SQUADRON ASSOCIATION
Membership of the 10 Squadron Association is open to those who are serving or have served on the Squadron in the past, as well as their relatives. Whilst the majority of the sections on the website require a Username and Password to view and hence may only be visited by paid-up Members, a limited number are nevertheless available to all. We hope that you enjoy your visit here.
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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
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With great sadness we announce the passing of our President, Group Captain Gerry Bunn, CBE.
Gerry as OC10, was commanding No 10 Squadron at RAF Brize Norton between 1981 and 1984 when he agreed to the concept of the Association's formation.
Throughout the rest of his life he was an ardent supporter of it and a major contributor to fund-raising projects such as our new 2020 Standard, as shown below.
Viewers may now choose to visit the Obituaries Section via the menu above
VOYAGER IS 10 ON THE 12th
The 12th May 2012 is considered to be the start date for 10 Squadron’s Airbus Voyager A330 tanker /transport operations: the Squadron having stood down in 2005 when its VC10s were handed over to 101 Squadron. Wg Cdr Dan James was the Voyager's first OC10. Ten years have now passed.
Early days' customers were Tornados
Voyager writes its name Photo - Phil Burlingham
Quite a few miles have been flown since those early days and the Squadron now operates on a world-wide basis in many theatres.
Our Congratulations go to all who have served during the last 10 years and we wish everyone who has flown the aircraft
HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY
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Many members are asking if our annual Reunion will be back on the calendar again in May this year, following the two mandatory absences resulting from Covid-19 restrictions. For a number of reasons, it seems highly unlikely that even now, will a May Reunion Dinner be allowed on base at RAF Brize Norton.
However, as a recent email communication from our Chairman suggested, it might be more appropriate to consider organising a Reunion Dinner in a local hotel or similar venue which could cater for the numbers required. .... Trouble is ...... we would need someone to organise it and to liaise with members and the venue. Any volunteers or suggestions? Please write in if you feel that you could help.
Thankfully for us, you won't have to demonstrate your culinary skills to get the job.
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:
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