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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 […]

Harrier Boys, Volume 2

Harrier Boys Vol 2

Harrier Boys, Volume 2: New Technology, New Threats, New Tactics, is now available from the HFA Shop. £18 or £20 signed.

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 […]

Harrier Boys – Cold War through The Falklands 1969-1990

From the HFA:

Volume 1 of the new book, Harrier Boys – Cold War through The Falklands 1969-1990, is now available from the V/STOL Shop, along with other books, prints, ties etc. Now would be a good time to stock up for christmas!! Go to: V/STOL Shop

Look out for Volume 2 in the New […]

Financial Services Survey

From Mike Jenkins:

I’m trying to do some research about financial services for the military and veterans and their families. I have started a survey with a financial development firm Monitise and I’m trying to get a large sample of people to fill in an online survey – anonymous and data protected. I particularly seek […]