HISTORY OF 10 SQUADRON - BOOK
'From BROOKLANDS to BRIZE'
(A Centennial History of No 10 Squadron)
by Ian Macmillan with Dick King
344 pages in a glossy, hard-backed volume, detailing Squadron records, personal anecdotes and memories, photographs and information about the Squadron and its Association.
Sales of the book are open to all. Although the book has an ISBN number, it is not available on general sale in bookshops but is now available on Amazon.
Payment may be made by UK cheque, Bankers Draft or Postal Order and IBAN details will be supplied for overseas customers.
Front & Rear Cover images of the 344 page book which measures 21 x 26 cms
The Plough Inn at Allerthorpe
If you need sustenance after visiting the 10 Squadron War Memorial, do give 'The Plough Inn' at Allerthorpe a visit. It's just off the main York - Hull Road (A 1079) near Barmby Moor. Good food, pleasant company and very reasonable prices.
Harriet & Dan will make you feel most welcome. Even if you are not an Association Member do tell them why you are visiting the area. They will then point out the many framed Squadron photos, some of which came from the 10 Squadron Lounge in the 'Bombers' pub at Seaton Ross after its closure in 1998.
It is here at the Plough Inn that the 10 Sqn Association holds its annual lunch, following the Remembrance Day Service at the Melbourne Memorial. On this occasion, due to the high demand for seats, prior booking is necessary.
Contact the pub direct ( Tel: 01759 - 302349) by late September if you wish to book places at the lunch and NOT the Association's committee members.
It goes without saying that of course all are welcome to attend the Remembrance Service at the Memorial, without prior notification.
A more detailed Google Map showing the Plough Inn's location may be found in the article entitled The 10 Squadron War Memorial (above)
Click on the uppermost blue, pin-marker on the Memorial Location Map to see The Plough Inn
SOCIAL MEDIA - TWITTER & FACEBOOK
There are now Twitter and Facebook accounts which reflect the trend towards social media covering some aspects of 10 Squadron and the Association.
These are totally separate from the Association website and both are managed by non-ex-RAF members.
Any posts on these accounts by subscribers do not reflect any official views nor those held by the Association Committee. The posting of photographs there may also be subject to copyright issues which are outside the Association’s control. Classified information should never be posted on social media as this will incur security issues also outside the remit of the Association. A word of caution in using these aspects of social media is to be encouraged.
Nevertheless we welcome this move into the social media world and are grateful to those who are helping spread the word. Assistance in helping administer these facilities would be appreciated by those involved. Visit the sites to learn more.
For Twitter see: https://twitter.com/10Association
This may be viewed by all but non-subscribers to Twitter will be unable to interact.
For Facebook see: www.facebook.com/10SqnAssociation
Facebook subscribers are invited to ‘follow’ and ‘ like’ the page to enable a wider distribution.
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For further information and for a Card Application which may be made on-line, visit: www.defencediscountservice.co.uk or by telephone 01509 - 233446
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Note: Please do not contact the Association if you have any questions about the above: ask the Defence Discount Service direct.