About Us

 

 

IX(B) Squadron WW 2 veterans got together and organised reunions in London. Of note was the successful reunion at the RAF Club, Piccadilly in the autumn of 1966. In 1972, Jim Brookbank sent a mail-shot to all known ex-IX(B) Squadron WW 2 veterans and there was great enthusiasm for a IX(B) Squadron Association to be formed.

The IX(B) Squadron Association was formed in 1975 by Jim Brookbank, a former IX(B) Sqn Lancaster Bomb Aimer.

The first Committee consisted of Jim Brookbank, Ron Goebel, Norman Sirman, George Pocock and Norman Wells.

Association Presidents have included Charles Cooper, Ron Dick, Alfie Ferguson and Sir Stuart Peach. The current President is Air Marshal Stu Evans.

Alfie Ferguson is the current Vice-President.

Jim Brookbank was Association Chairman for over 33 years. He was replaced by Air Commodore Spike Milligan, a former IX(B) Squadron Canberra and Vulcan Navigator. The current Chairman is Air Commodore Nick Hay.

Association Secretaries have included Norman Sirman, Bill Toomey, Brian Owen, David Higgs, Paul Lenihan and Dicky James. The current Secretary is Andy Holland.

Association Treasurers have included Jim Brookbank and Dicky James. The current Treasurer is Paul Lenihan.

Following a re-shuffle in the IX(B) Squadron Association Committee in December 2014 and January 2015, the current Committee are:

PRESIDENT

Air Marshal Stuart Evans CBE RAF

 VICE-PRESIDENT

Group Captain A Ferguson RAF (Retd)

 CHAIRMAN

Air Commodore N J Hay OBE RAF

 VICE-CHAIRMAN

Group Captain A D Turk DFC RAF

SECRETARY

Squadron Leader AK Holland RAF (Retd)

 TREASURER

Wing Commander P J Lenihan MBE RAF (Retd)

 TABS EDITOR

Group Captain A D Turk DFC RAF

 ASSISTANT SECRETARY

Sergeant R D L Swanson RAF