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The RAF Centenary Campaign

From the HFA:

The RAF Centenary Campaign was launched in October 2017 and concludes in September 2018. Our Centenary provides a unique opportunity to showcase our Service by commemorating our past, celebrating our considerable achievements, and inspiring people about our future as we move into our next century. Key objectives of the RAF100 Campaign will […]

Harrier Engineers’ Annual Reunion 2018

To coincide with the “Harrier Engineers’ Annual Reunion 8” at the Green Man pub in Stamford on Saturday 3rd March 2018, Phil Willsher will be arranging to open the Harrier Heritage Centre at RAF Wittering at 11.00 on that day.

Ex Harrier Force members and their guests are welcome to visit the Centre. Please notify […]

Royal Air Force Day at the RAF Museum Hendon

From Malcolm White:

1000 to 1600 on Thursday 10 May 2018

The RAF Museum will host a “Royal Air Force Day” on Thursday 10 May 2018. Held in the Museum’s main and new Exhibition Hall at Hendon, and before the whole site is formally opened to the public in June; it promises to be a […]

105th Anniversary Reunion

A small reunion was held to celebrate the 105th anniversary of IV Sqn on 11 November 2017 at the Burghley Park Golf Club in Stamford. Many thanks to Tony McKeon for making the arrangements with the Club, Andy KP for arranging the golf and for the Club for making us so welcome.

About fifty members […]

HFA Harrier Beers 2017

From the HFA:

Dear HFA Members,

a reminder that this years beer call is at the Lord Burghley pub on Broad Street in Stamford on Friday 1st December. (it’s always the first Friday in December)

Please spread the word.

105th – Update

First of all, the Golf Club has got back to us with accurate food pricing and has removed the temporary membership charge, so we’re delighted to be able to announce that the cost will now only be £10 per head – a win!

Kick-off will be 1800 local (except for golfers) with an informal curry […]

105th Anniversary

See my previous post for more details.

This event is definitely going ahead. Cost will be £10 per head [updated], pub grub included, and the Association is going to subsidise temporary membership of the Golf Club for the evening and put on some barrels of beer, wine and soft drinks.

Dress is “smart/casual”, of course! […]

105th Anniversary

This year IV Squadron celebrates its 105th Anniversary. We have had tremendous support for recent reunions, including the 90th (Cottesmore, 2002), the 95th (also Cottesmore, 2007) and of course the 100th (Valley, 2012). This time round, however, there is little enthusiasm for a trek to Anglesey, so we should save our energies for the 110th […]

Royal Navy Reunion – Friday April 21st to Monday 24th

From Mike Crowe:

Many are missing the camaraderie of those who served in the Royal Navy, such as the 8 already found from H.M.S. Raleigh; 23 Entry Benbow Division, 2nd June 1980. And ‘I wish I could relive some of it’; well this can be done in the form of an ‘RN Shipmates Reunion’ to […]

Harrier Engineer Annual Reunion

To coincide with HEAR Sieben on 5 March 2017, the Harrier Heritage Centre at RAF Wittering will open its doors at 11.00 for approximately two hours. Ex Harrier Force Engineers and their guests are welcome to visit by first notifying Phil Wilsher no later than 28 February via the HFA website, Facebook, mobile (07971566851) […]

Shell Shock Walk: London 17 September

PTSD Resolution, the charity for forces’ veterans mental health, is organising the first ‘Shell Shock Walk’ in London on Saturday 17th September 2016, from Wandsworth Bridge to Tower Bridge. The walk over 8 miles starts at 13:30 – details are at Eventbrite.

The walk is to highlight the issues of veterans’ mental health resulting from […]

Pegasus Club Dinner 2017

From Gary Waterfall:

Forgive my intrusion into your busy lives. Gary Waterfall here. As you may know I am chairman of the Harrier Force Association and I have taken on the task of organising the next Pegasus Club Dinner together with Yvonne (my wife), Neil Fraser and Tim Simmons

After the inaugural Harrier Pegasus Club […]

Harrier Force Association Christmas Drinks

From the HFA:

It’s that time of year again and the fifth Harrier Force Association Informal annual Reunion will be on Friday 4 December at the Lord Burghley, 17 Broad Street, Stamford. This is for engineers, pilots and anyone associated with the Harrier over the many years. We had a great turn out last year […]

75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain

From Ian Wright, RAF Association Community Fundraising Administrator:

Tuesday 15 September 2015 at St Paul’s Cathedral

This year sees the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and the Royal Air Forces Association is leading the Nation’s thanks to the brave men and women involved. It is an opportunity to ensure that it is not […]

HMS Illustrious Reunion 1982

From David Rogers:

HMS Illustrious at Greenwich in 2012 (Photo from greenwich.co.uk)

We are trying to locate those of 4 SQN that served in HMS Illustrious in 1982 on our first deployment to the Falklands as we would like to make them aware that we are arranging a reunion at the Guildhall in Portsmouth […]