A warm welcome to the 10 Squadron Association website. The Association was created 30 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 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.
10 Squadron was formed at Farnborough on 1 January 1915 and, in this centennial year, 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, will then be made available to you.
Chairman The 10 Squadron Association
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. To do this you must be a Member of the 10 Squadron Association. Joining details may be found in the "How to Join" menu at the top of this page. Should you write to us, by email using the "Contact Us" section, you should achieve a reply within a day or so.
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.
By joining the Association you will also be able to view past Squadron Operations Record Books which are gradually being 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 by one of the site's listed administrators.
The information on this website has been compiled from various sources both privately and from the internet.
It is not our intention to deliberately omit acknowledging those whose information we may have used.
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
Imperial War Museum Register of Memorials - http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.31016/fromUkniwmSearch/1
If you or a relative were ever on 10 Squadron we need your support in joining the Association. It's easy to do via the "How to Join" menu at the top of this page and only costs the princely sum of £8 per year. This will allow access to the Members Only area of this website. We may also be able to put you in contact with past Squadron friends at our Annual Reunion. We do not have research facilities for Family History enquiries but you may find information for your research in our past Newsletters, Archives or Links to other websites page.
The website would greatly appreciate stories from your time on the Squadron and photos too, if you have any. We owe it to our successors to keep the memories alive.