Rob Swanson

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2023 Association Reunion!

The 2023 IX(B) Squadron Reunion will be held on 22-23 September, at RAF Lossiemouth. More details will follow shortly, including travel options for members.

John Fox, RIP.

With much regret, it has been announced that our friend and Association Honorary Member John Fox died on Friday 29 April 2022, having been in Hospital for some weeks. John was a brilliant Technical Illustrator, Graphic Designer, artist, photographer and more.   In 2017, John designed the amazing IX(B) Sqn memorial, seen above. His design …

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2021 Bardney Remembrance

Association members, The annual Bardney Remembrance service on 14th Nov is looming, if anyone is interested in attending the service and the lunch afterwards, please see the attached document for all the details and reply to the Chairman by COP Friday 5th Nov. Also, if you’ve moved house or changed email address in the last …

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617 & IX(B) Squadron Associations ‘Tirpitz’ Reunion Dinner

This year members of No IX(B) Squadron Association have been invited to join the annual 617 Squadron Association annual Tirpitz Dinner at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, recently retired from the RAF and previously a member of IX(B) Squadron, has been invited to be the Guest of Honour. …

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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 …

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ACM Sir Stuart 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. TABS …

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