Major Keith D.P. Murray, MC (RFC/RAF)
OC10 on 1 April 1918
Wg Cdr Simon E. Blackwell, B Eng, MA, RAF
OC10 on 1 April 2018
WELCOME TO THE 10 SQUADRON ASSOCIATION WEBSITE
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 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 over two 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.
Please Note that we have no research facilities for non-Association members
The comprehensive part of our website is reserved for current, paid-up members of The 10 Sqn Association.
The Home Page, Research guide and Obituaries are available to all viewers but the Association Members second level requires registration and a log-in to enable access, once you have joined the 10 Squadron Association.
After joining the Association letters, news items, photos, history articles and past Squadron Operations Record Books in our Archives section are then all available to view
We are always interested to hear from past or present Squadron members : aircrew, groundcrew and admin staff.
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
WERE YOU ON 10 SQN?
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.