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Derek Roxberry RIP

From Martin Beard:

Just to let you know that Derek passed away in March. For his 90th birthday he was taken to RAF Valley where he was hosted for a day by the mess which he thoroughly enjoyed. He was invited to sit in a Hawk that had been repaired but refused because he […]

RAFG Harrier Force History

Tim Brandt writes: Some of you may know me as I was a JEngO on IV(AC) Sqn at Gutersloh from 1983-1986. About a year ago, and probably rather foolishly, I started to write a history of the Cold War RAFG Harrier Force. My aim is to document the story of the Harrier Force from […]

Derek Roxberry – Mosquito Pilot

Front row, left to right: Derek Roxberry, not known, Ken Utton, Ian Dick, Sax Saxby, not known, Ace Newman, Chief Ground staff ?, Ernie Holmes, Not known, Chips Hunter, not known, Les De Garos?

From Martin Beard: Derek was on IV from 1947 to 1950 and is still doing well at 98 years […]

Dave Walker – Memorial Service

From the Pegasus Club:Air Marshal (Ret’d) Dr David Walker CB CBE AFC PhD

A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday 5 October 2023 at 2pm at St Clement Danes Church, Strand, London WC2R 1DH.

Dress: Serving personnel, Full Ceremonial Day Dress (No1 SD with medals), swords not required; retired military personnel may opt […]

Dave Walker RIP

Dave Walker – Falklands 1983

Received the sad news yesterday of the death of Dave Walker (WAK). Dave achieved fame as a first tourist on the Harrier GR3/T4 at RAF Gütersloh and later went on to become an Air Marshal.

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Jet Provost T Mk3 Flight Reference Cards

Does anybody have a copy of the JP3 FRCs? Mike Walker, who runs pilotsnotes.com, is after a copy. Please scan/photo the FRCs and mail to mikeawalker (at) btconnect.com if you can help.

Glenn Edge RIP

Very sad to hear that Glenn passed away at the beginning of November after a long battle with cancer. Commiserations to Carol and the family.

Apologies for the lateness of this news – I am currently in Cape Verde with extremely poor internet access.

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Chris Burwell’s New Book

From Chris:

Hi,Although I never served on IV(AC) Sqn, I did get a Combat Ready Certificate (Attack & Recce) from the Sqn to take part in the Taceval in 1979!Members of the Association may be interested to know that Grub Street Publishers in London have just released a book on my career in aviation […]

David Ashley RIP

From the Daily Telegraph 9 May 2022:

David Ashley, who has died aged 49 as the result of a flying accident, flew Harrier aircraft on operations over Iraq and Afghanistan before becoming a flying instructor on contract with British Aerospace.

On March 16, Ashley and his Italian co-pilot were carrying out a post-production test […]

The Falklands Remembered – Old Sarum

From Hugh Sillet:

The Falklands Remembered Tuesday 14 June 2022.The Directors and Members wish to recognise and reflect with respect on the sacrifices and challenges which were part of the the Conflict. To achieve that a brief and formal Ceremony to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of The End of The Falklands War will take […]

Around the World in 800 Days

Karen and I are about to embark on the trip of a lifetime, around the world on a yacht! The yacht is an Oyster 56 named Mistral of Portsmouth.

Some people at the beer call asked us about it. I won’t be posting about it again on this website, so if you wish to […]

IV (AC) Sqn Over the Years Slide Show

Here’s a copy of the slideshow I made for the final beer call in April 2022.

Fourfax – The Final Beer Call

Harrier GR3 Heritage Centre

Well at least we went out in style!

Phil Willsher kindly arranged for the RAF Wittering Heritage Centre to be open before the Beer Call and twenty or so members took advantage to see the bona jets, briefing rooms and course photographs. After that over eighty members and guests […]

RAF Wittering Heritage Centre Open on the 22nd

From Phil Willsher:

To coincide with the IV (AC) reunion on 22 April 2022, I will be opening the Harrier Heritage Centre at RAF Wittering on Friday 22 April at 17.00. The visit will be for approximately two hours.Any member and their guests attending the reunion are welcome to visit, but please notify me no […]

IV Squadron Association – Final Beer Call

I have today sent this email to all registered users. If you haven’t received it, please send an email to me – chris@f***f**.co.uk with your intentions.

Thanks!

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As we announced last year, the Association is discontinuing physical meet-ups and reunions until such time as IV Sqn wants to recommence. Accordingly, we are […]