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Jim Shortland

Sadly we break the news that IX(B) Squadron Association Member, Historian and Tirpitz expert – Jim Shortland – passed away on 30 December 2023.

New book – IX Squadron Profile by Chris Ward & Dicky James

Our book about IX Squadron from September 1939 to May 1945 has been published:   Please tell your friends, family and neighbours about the book.   It would make a super Xmas present!

Margaret Caven, RIP

With much regret, it has been announced that Association Member Margaret Caven passed away on 21 May 2023. Margaret was a regular attendee at our Annual Reunions and will be sorely missed by all. Our thoughts go to her family and friends.

New Book: From The Battle of Britain to Bombing Hitler’s Berchtesgaden

Bombing Hitlers Berchtesgaden New Book

Wing Commander James ‘Jim’ Bazin, DSO, DFC Written by Fenella and Michael Bazin. Pages: 248ISBN: 9781399066907Published: 6th April 2023 From the publisher: It was Tuesday, 17 October 1939. Britain had been at war with Germany for more than a month and for only the second time the Luftwaffe had dared to enter British airspace – …

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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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