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Squadron News – March 2017

Hawk T2

Along with not burning anything down since the January issue, and having achieved a good amount of flying considering the time of year, the Squadron has also graduated the long overdue course 17 (despite their best efforts), a signficant achievement that represents a huge amount of work from everyone at RAF Valley, […]

Squadron News – Jan 2017

Mirage 2000

The happy and fun loving members of IV(R) Squadron returned with various wounds of unspecified origin mostly healed after the Christmas break, eager to brave the January storms and return to the air. With silly season completed with just a broken chair, some new carpet and no major visits to A&E in […]

Squadron News – Dec 2016

Hawk T2

Summer arrives at IV Sqn just in time for Night flying. The unusually pleasant weather on Anglesey has led to a very productive couple of months for IV Sqn. This has meant we have been able to catch up on some of the student flying, which was almost stopped during bolthole. All […]

Squadron News – October 2016

With the Anglesey winter nights drawing nearer, happy IV(R) Sqn busy ourselves by fondly recollecting our summer vacation (Bolthole) to St Athan

Hawk T2

Some will warmly reflect on the long summer flying days and boozy Thursday nights in Cardiff, whilst others shudder at the thought of 9+ hour coach journeys or the steep […]

Squadron News – May 2016

RAF Valley’s premier fixed wing flying squadron enter the summer flying season with a plethora of new take off performance figures and a renewed fear of rain, thanks to the ongoing runway resurfacing works. As always most of the squadron’s instructional work continues to be carried out by mighty A-Flt with a total of 4 […]

Squadron News – July 2016


Summer greetings from Happy IV

With the runway resurfacing continuing at pace, the squadron are busy getting ready for the imminent bolthole to St Athan, where we will probably still be at the time of publishing if the runway works over-run (remember – they’re not running late, they just started late!).The planned 4 […]

Squadron News – March 2016

Hawk T2

Forest & Jody

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New Years’ Honour for Wg Cdr Dan Beard OBE

Author: Flt Lt Rhian Watts

Photos: Cpl Andy Ferguson RAF Valley

Story via the RAF Valley Station magazine

Wg Cdr Dan Beard OBE

Wing Commander Dan Beard, formerly OC IV(R) Sqn RAF Valley, has been awarded a OBE in the 2016 New Years Honours List. The award was given for his exceptional commitment as […]

Squadron News – Jan 2016

Hawk T2 Formation


Dubai Air Show

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Bonanza Visits IV Sqn

A36 & Hawk T2

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Dot’s Last Trip

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Flt Lt John ‘Dot’ Letton

John ‘Dot’ Letton


On Friday 4th July 2014, Flt Lt John ‘Dot’ Letton flew his last flight in the Royal Air Force in the Hawk T2 on IV(R) Squadron, RAF Valley. After an amazing career spanning 32 years of fast jet flying in the RAF, Dot’s […]

IV(R) Squadron – Change of Command 13 June 2013

From Wg Cdr Kev Marsh:

Today is my last as Officer Commanding IV(R) Squadron. Tomorrow my successor, Wing Commander Dan Beard, will formally take Command of IV(R) Squadron. Today also marks the graduation of the first students from the Hawk T2 in front of the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen […]

First IV(R) Sqn Course Graduates on Hawk T2

First graduates from UK’s new flying training course

The first four pilots have graduated from the UK’s new advanced fast jet training course, a major milestone for the world’s most sophisticated fast jet training programme.

In a ceremony at RAF Valley in North Wales, the Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Sir […]