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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 […]

Jet Provost T Mk3 Flight Reference Cards

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

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 […]

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 […]


From David Herriot of the Buccaneer Aircrew Association:

You may have heard through the grapevine that all the Cold War jets are being evicted from Bruntingthorpe because the owner has leased the whole airfield for car storage.  This meant that, until a new venue had been found, TBAG’s 2 fast taxy jets could […]

RAF Benevolent Fund

I’ve uploaded a document from the RAF Benevolent Fund describing their services. In case any of us are aware of someone who might benefit from some assistance from them…

Thanks to John White of The Hunter Register for this information.

Click here to download the file.


SENGO, JENGO, Liney Interview?

From Denis Calvert <>: I’m writing something (again) on the Harrier. I’ve done most of the text, including interviewing a Harrier pilot – Peter Sturt – nice guy. He did a tour on GR3 with 20 Sqn in Germany, then later became boss of the short-lived 216 Sqn on Buccaneers. What I’m looking for is […]

Scampton Church

Joe Bartrop (project co-ordinator, RAF Commemorative Window Scampton Church)

As we approach Remembrance Day, I have been advised write to you, and ask for your support to share this tribute with your members, some of whom may have served at RAF Scampton.

The Ministry of Defence have announced that they intend to decommission RAF Scampton […]

Frank Whitley

From Paul Nuth:


Looking for a contact from the Squadron Association who maybe able to help me. 

Frank was an aviator with RAF No 4 Squadron throughout WW2, primarily with Spitfires, service with expeditionary forces in France, Battle of Britain. He was shot down, got back to UK via French Resistance and got […]

Sqn News – July 2018

9-ship practice for the RAF 100 flypast

RAF Valley (or the yellow Savannah that RAF Valley (or that it has become) and heatwave don’t tend to go together in a sentence very often, but it does make for a very enjoyable workplace.It has been a fantastically busy couple of months since our […]

New Harrier Book – Help Wanted

From the HFA:

Lon Nordeen is an author and former MDC/Boeing marketing manager, now retired, who is working to document the history of the Harrier. Recently a UK publisher came to Lon about a new book which would be focused on the Harrier II. Lon has done 4 books on this topic but is weak […]

RAF100 Cookbook

From Steve Broadhead:

May I take this opportunity to publicise the RAF100 Cookbook and ask if you would pass on the attached poster please?

The book contains 100 stories contributed by serving and former members of the RAF, each entry is about one of the countries the RAF has been present in since 1918 and […]

Were You On The Sqn in November 1993?

From Gareth Burdett:

I would like to contact any Association members who were on IV(AC) Sqn in Nov ’93. An Ops Dir colleague of mine has been approached by a law firm seeking to corroborate the story of a Kurdish asylum seeker, Jamal Obeid Majeid. Jamal claims to have assisted coalition forces in Nov 93 […]

Out of the Blue

Al Holman writes:

Hi Chris,

I wondered if you could publicise the wonderful work that 3 colleagues of mine from my Cranwell days have accomplished.

What was planned over a few beers at a poolside bar in the south of France has been fantastically successful. It was decided to produce a book called “Out Of […]

Pete Collins’s Funeral

I just heard the sad news that Pete Collins died in August.

Pete served on 3 Sqn and IV Sqn at Gutersloh on the Harrier GR3 in the 80’s and had many friends on IV. Condolences to Gudrun and the family.

These are the details for COL’s funeral:

Gudrun asks that people who are planning […]