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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

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 […]

WIWOH 2015

From Fitto:

This year’s WIWOH will again be at the Railway Inn, Ketton from 7.30pm on Sunday 14th December. For any ‘newbies’, format is a casual few beers with your old Harrier buddies. We run a kitty during the evening with a starting pot of £10 a head and a fiver only for any drivers. […]

HFA Pegasus Club Dinner 2015

From the HFA:

To mark the fifth anniversary of the retirement from UK service of the Harrier, a dinner will be held on the 24th October 2015 for pilots and other officers of the Harrier Force Association. Partners are very welcome to attend.

The dinner will be held at The Haycock Hotel in Wansford, a […]

Harrier Heritage Centre

From the HFA:

To coincide with the Annual HFA reunion/Christmas Drinks on 5 December, the Harrier Heritage Centre at RAF Wittering will be open on two occasions, the first on Friday 5 December at 1400hrs and the second on Saturday 6 December at 1200hrs.

For more details, please go to the HFS website.