Welcome to the 10 Squadron Association website. The Association has been in existence for nearly 30 years and is open to any person who has been a member of 10 Squadron at any time. Our membership includes those from the Halifax era right through to the VC10 and now the new A330 Voyager.
I am delighted to inform you that 10 Squadron re-formed officially on 1 August 2011 with the Airbus A330 Voyager tanker / transport aircraft. The Squadron Standard was re-consecrated at RAF Cranwell, in 1 June 2011 and the aircraft, based at RAF Brize Norton, completed the first official Squadron Voyager flight on Easter Sunday, in April 2012. The Squadron is now fully cleared to operate in both the Transport and Air-to-Air refuelling roles.
Between 2005 to 2011, whilst the Squadron was disbanded, the 10 Squadron Association nevertheless remained very active. There are 2 main events each year. The first is the annual Remembrance Day Service which takes place each November at the 10 Squadron Memorial, at the entrance to the former RAF Melbourne in Yorkshire, where the Squadron was based in WW2. The second is the annual reunion at RAF Brize Norton which occurs over 2 days each May.
During 10 Squadron's disbandment period we were privileged to enjoy the hosting of 101 Squadron, who were then flying the VC10 at RAF Brize Norton. We are grateful for their close association with us. 101 Squadron's VC10s have now been withdrawn from service and 101, like 10 Squadron, is now re-equipping with the Voyager. We hope that our close association with 101 may continue.
Please browse through our website which is administered by Dick King, a former VC10 captain on 10 Squadron. The Association Committee welcomes you to this site. Please enjoy the information, and join us if you or your relatives served on 10 Squadron or were associated with the Squadron.
Chairman 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
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. For this you will receive two Newsletters a year and have 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.
The 100th Anniversary
2015 = 10 = 100 ??? ( contactus ! )
......No ! The maths isn't wrong.
On 1 January 2015, the 100th anniversary of 10 Sqn's formation in the RFC will occur. With the continuing reductions in the size of the RAF, we are indeed fortunate to have been members of a squadron active once again and with a secured future.
In celebration of this unique event, the Association Committee has agreed to a suggestion that its members contribute to 10 Squadron's Centenary by writing and publishing a book depicting 100 years of "Shiny Ten."
Two Association members have enthusiastically volunteered to undertake this somewhat daunting task. The aim is to create and produce a memento, hard-backed, high-quality, volume which will be a fitting tribute to 10 Squadron's service, both in war and peacetime within the UK Armed Forces.
If this project is to succeed we need to carry out research, accumulate information, arrange the budget, write the script, incorporate artwork and meet publication deadlines. The most uncertain aspect at the moment is to forecast the potential number of purchasers. This will naturally affect the price of individual copies.
We have set our own completion deadline of mid-July 2014 and to this end we urgently ask all website viewers for their contributions. We desperately need to borrow some out of print books, written about the Squadron, that are now unavailable but which some readers may possess, together with old photographs, stories and other factual documents. Please don't be shy, modest or hold back since this is the opportunity to have the true facts put into print. Copies of medal citations, ration books, ID cards and other photographic memorabilia will be most welcome. The writers fully realize the sentimental value of these and promise to care for them as their own, whilst they are on loan and will return them to their owners as soon as they have fulfilled their purpose.
If any readers, be they 10 Squadron Association, past and present serving members of the Squadron, or indeed just casual web viewers, have any particular talents, that they feel might be useful in this project, please get in touch with us as soon as possible. If you happen to own a book-publishing company, so much the better!
Hence..... 2015 = 10 = 100