Visit the Letters ‘side’ menu occasionally to see who has written to us. The latest letter there is from our late President Gerry Bunn’s wife Patricia after she was made an Honorary Life Member of the Association.
On the 10th Anniversary of the unveiling by HM The Queen of the Bomber Command Memorial in London's Green Park, the 10 Squadron Association Chairman, Mike Westwood, attended the annual Act of Remembrance at the Memorial. He was joined by Association members Fred Tiller Jnr and Mark Fickling. The Service was conducted by the Reverend Chapman, Station Chaplain at RAF High Wycombe, and the Chief of the Air Staff lead the dignitaries in laying the wreaths. Several World War 2 veterans were present at the Memorial to pay their respects to fallen comrades. Mike was invited to lay a wreath on behalf of the Association to commemorate the 853 aircrew of 10 Squadron who died in the war serving their country. Following the Service, the RAF Benevolent Fund hosted a reception in the RAF Club.
Go to our website 'EVENTS' section to see the Order of Service for the June 2022 Act of Remembrance service.
To continue honouring the memory of those bravely gone before, the Benevolent Fund has created the Bomber Command Remembrance Fund to help the veterans they served alongside and serving personnel going through difficult times today. More information about the Remembrance Fund is available on www.rafbf.org/bcm
Robert (Mac) McClements
1924 - 2022
Former 10 Sqn WW2 Halifax Mid-Upper Air Gunner, Mac McClements sadly passed away on 30 January 2022.
A celebration of his life was held recently on 11 June at the Yorkshire Air Museum at Elvington, not far from 10 Squadron’s WW2 base at Melbourne, Yorks.
Some 80 family, friends and members of the Services attended the Memorial Tea and the attached pdf files give details of the Programme for the afternoon, during which Association Chairman Wg Cdr Mike Westwood unveiled a commemorative plaque in Mac’s memory.
Go to the Top Menu: Obituaries and scroll down to Mac's Obituary dated January 2022 to read about the YAM event.
ANNOUNCEMENT BY THE CHAIRMAN
6 June 2022
Following Gp Cpt Gerry Bunn's sad and untimely passing in April, the committee has addressed the question of finding a replacement for him as the President of The 10 Squadron Association. Gerry held the Presidency for 38 years, in fact, from the formation of the Association by Doug Dent and his World War 2 Halifax colleagues in 1984. After his time as OC 10 Sqn, Gerry continued to provide his full support for the Association and there is no doubt that we will miss his sage advice and encouragement which he gave freely.
After careful consideration by the committee, we decided to invite another former OC 10 Sqn, this time from the Voyager era, to be the new President. Consequently, I am very pleased to announce that Gp Cpt Jamie Osborne MA RAF (Retd) has accepted the honour and is now the President of The 10 Squadron Association. A former VC10 and Tristar pilot before serving as OC 10 Sqn from December 2013 until January 2016, Jamie is currently a Full Time Reservist at RAF Benson where he fills the post of Chief Flying Instructor on Oxford University Air Squadron.
Jamie Osborne in 2015
With best wishes,
Chairman of The 10 Squadron Association