Rob Swanson

Author's posts

2021 Association Reuinion

Dear Assn members,   I am afraid it is my sad task to once again inform you that the planned reunion weekend in October, at RAF Lossiemouth, has been postponed until July 2022, exact date to be confirmed in due course.   A combination of stricter COVID restrictions in Scotland and the continuing uncertainty around …

Continue reading

ACM Sir Stewart Peach Retires.

Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach has been greeted at Royal Air Force Northolt by a Guard of Honour to mark his retirement from the RAF and leaving his NATO position as the Chairman of the NATO Military Committee, a role he has held since 2018.     On arrival at RAF Northolt Sir Stuart …

Continue reading

2021 AGM

Due to the current climate, the Association Committee has decided to hold the 2021 AGM virtually like we did in 2020. The date for the AGM is 26 May 2021. Minutes from the previous AGM can be viewed below. AGM 29 Sep 20 Once the finer details are ironed out, I’ll post a link here …

Continue reading

2021 Association Reunion!!

The Association is planning to hold the 2021 reunion at RAF Lossiemouth in October 2021. Alfie Ferguson has re-opened his travel agency, and members should have been contacted. There will be an end of year email going out over the next few days that will cover off this and other planned dates for 2021.  Hopefully …

Continue reading

Virtual Raffle 2020

Due to the lack of a reunion this year, the Association is holding a virtual raffle with various prizes to be won! For all the details, please see CLICK THIS LINK TABS Swanny

Remembrance Sunday

Remembrance Sunday 2020. Sadly the Cenotaph march past has been cancelled for 2020. The association is still planning to hold its annual remembrance service at Bardney, unless COVID lock down rules prevent this form happening. Anyone wishing to attend, please contact the newly appointed Vice President, Nick Hay on the following email address. association.vicepresident@9sqn.co.uk TABS …

Continue reading

2020 Association Reunion

I am sure it will come as no surprise that at a virtual meeting of the Association Committee last night, we agreed that the September 2020 Dinner at RAF Lossiemouth should be cancelled. In reality we had no choice as Lossiemouth had already cancelled all their 2020 functions before and after our planned dinner. Those …

Continue reading

Chairman’s Message

Dear All At this challenging time, please see a link to RAFA’s Operation Connect initiative. It is there for all of us, from current serving members to RAF veterans and their families. Operation Connect Under the Op Connect initiative, RAFA will be launching four new emergency projects under and they are also looking for volunteers …

Continue reading

Afghanistan Battle Honours

Some good news in these dark times. RAF Squadrons Receive Battle Honours