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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. Association joining details may be found in the Top Menu.
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, 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
5 Oct 21
MEMORIAL SERVICE, AT THE BOMBER COMMAND MEMORIAL
IN GREEN PARK, LONDON - 31 October 20
which will also incorporate the
Bomber Command virtual Memorial service, via YouTube
At 12:00 hrs on Sunday 31 October the RAF Benevolent Fund will be paying tribute to all the brave young men who courageously served in Bomber Command through a special on-line virtual, Bomber Command Memorial service, conducted by Reverend (Sqn Ldr) Chrissie Lacey, Station Chaplain, RAF High Wycombe. Accompanying the service will be stories of those who served in Bomber Command by RAF Author and Historian Steve Darlow and information about how the RAF Benevolent Fund is supporting Bomber Command veterans today, to live in comfort and dignity in their own homes.
To find out more and to sign up to watch the service on You Tube please visit:
31 October 2021 - 12:00 hrs
Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund
67 Portland Place, London, W1B 1AR
10 SQUADRON'S OWN STONE SLAB IN THE RIBBON OF REMEMBRANCE
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 ‘Ribbon of Remembrance.’ This comprises an ever-growing collection of engraved stone slabs of varying dimensions which may be purchased as a visual reminder to honour the memories of a wide range of individuals and groups.
These may include veterans, crews, volunteers and local residents with the stones not just restricted for those associated with Bomber Command or even the Armed Forces either; anyone can be commemorated on the Ribbon be they a relative, ancestor, friend, crew or association.
The Ribbon’s slabs form the edges on either side of the pathway that stretches about 100 metres westwards from the Chadwick Centre buildings towards the IBCC’s Memorial Spire. (- whose height is that of a Lancaster bomber’s wingspan)
Since 10 Squadron spent a large proportion of its earlier existence serving in Bomber Command, it might be considered almost remiss of us all if there was no commemorative stone in the Ribbon honouring all past members who have served on the Squadron, both in peacetime and in war, since 1915.
To correct this omission, it is felt that the active Squadron, its Association and past Squadron Members should all club together to purchase a stone with the simple wording suggested in the attached pdf file. This would utilise the appropriately named ‘Halifax’ design, which measures 20 cms x 30 cms and is priced at £1,100 if we incorporate the Squadron Badge, and our chosen wording is spread over five lines.
We hope that a simple crowd-funding appeal will enable us to pay for the stone and this appeal for donations is extended outside the Association as we think it unfair that our Association members alone should fund the purchase: - there are thousands of non-Association former 10 Sqn aircrew out there, connected by their past service on the Squadron, who might feel it a just cause for a contribution, if we can but reach them all.
Association Members should now visit the 'Crewroom' for more information.
If you approve of the idea of our own unique 10 Squadron memorial Yorkshire Scoutmoor Stone slab and are willing to donate even the smallest sum towards the cost, payments can be made easily: - direct, across the counter at your local Lloyd’s Bank branch, via the internet BACs system or alternatively by cheque sent to our Treasurer.
It is not known as yet how long it takes from ordering to the actual laying of the stone but we will advise you all when we know. (We could possibly all meet up there on an IBCC 10 Squadron Day Out when this happens.)
To see our proposed wording and images of some of the stones click here:
See the IBCC website here:
THE 10 SQUADRON MEMORIAL
Imperial War Museum Register of Memorials - http://www.ukniwm.org.uk/server/show/conMemorial.31016/fromUkniwmSearch/1