Welcome to the Association
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 Sqn 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 2011and the aircraft have now arrived at RAF Brize Norton, completing the first official Squadron flight on Easter Sunday, in April 2012.
VIEWERS MAY NOTE THAT THE APPEARANCE OF THE WEBSITE HAS ALTERED IN SOME RESPECTS. THIS IS DUE TO A RECENT UPGRADE AND IT REQUIRES CONSIDERABLE WORK TO RECTIFY SUBTLE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE OLD AND THE NEW VERSIONS. MOST OF THE DIFFERENCES ARE OF A COSMETIC NATURE BUT DO NEVERTHELESS TAKE TIME. WE APOLOGISE FOR THIS.
Some members may not be able to log-in at all and those who can may find that not all the Menu Items open as they should. Our web designers are correcting these matters and ......
" Normal Service Will Be Resumed As Soon As Possible". - Hopefully by Tuesday 17 December
During the period of the Squadron's disbandment, from 2005 to 2011, 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, 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 We are grateful for their close association with us. 101 Squadron's VC10s have now been withdrawn from service and 101, like 10 Squadron, is now re-equipping with the Voyager.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
"Christmas Santa" & "Your Present"
by Carling (9) & Jesse (7) Bourne
from Beaconsfield, Bucks
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 possible 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.
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
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The Bomber Command Clasp
It was announced, on 26 February 2013, by the Minister of State for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans Mark Francois that all the details have been confirmed for the Arctic Star and the Bomber Command Clasp and the application process has now opened. This follows Sir John Holmes’ independent medal review and the announcement by the Prime Minister, on 19 December 2012, that these awards should be made in recognition of the great bravery of those who contributed to two very significant campaigns of World War Two.
Her Majesty The Queen has approved designs for the new awards on the basis of recommendations made by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee. The design for the Arctic Star is based on the other World War Two Stars and the Bomber Command Clasp, to be worn on the ribbon of the 1939 to 1945 Star, follows the design of the Battle of Britain Clasp.
Production of the new Arctic Star and Bomber Command clasp will commence this week and could result in up to a quarter of a million veterans, and the families of those who have sadly died, applying to receive the new awards in recognition of their unique contribution protecting Britain during World War II. Priority in issuing the awards will be given to veterans and widows who could receive their awards in a few weeks. Other next of kin may also apply now but will have to wait slightly longer to receive their award.
Impression of how the clasp will look
A Clasp to the 1939-45 Star is granted to the aircrew of Bomber Command who served for at least sixty days, or completed a tour of operations, on a Bomber Command operational unit and flew at least one operational sortie on a Bomber Command operational unit from 3 September 1939 to 8 May 1945, inclusive. The award of the Clasp is to be denoted by a silver rose Emblem when the ribbon alone is worn.
Eligibility is extended to those members of Bomber Command aircrew who did not meet the qualifying criteria due to service being brought to an end by death, wounds or other disability due to service, service marked by a gallantry award or taken as a prisoner of war.
Foreign nationals commissioned or enlisted into British or, the then, Dominion Air Forces (e.g. Royal Canadian Air Force or Royal Australian Air Force) are eligible provided the individuals did not receive a similar award from their own Government.
Eligibility to the Bomber Command Clasp has no effect upon eligibility for World War Two recognition previously awarded and does not suggest automatic eligibility for any further awards.
DOWNLOAD AN APPLICATION FORM HERE.......Click here Bomber Command Clasp - Application Form
or For Further Information visit Veterans UK - Bomber Command Clasp Application Information