It is with much regret that we announce the passing of one of our oldest members, David Shrimpton from Wisbech. David was a Wellington tail gunner and incredibly proud of his service.
David's Funeral was held in January 2015 and the Association was represented by Squadron Leader Bob Sinclair.
It is with much sadness that it is announced that Mrs Ethel Harrison passed away on 3 October 2014.
Ethel was the widow of IX Squadron Lancaster Flight Engineer, Ted Harrison, and she was a great supporter of the Association at Reunions and Remembrance Sundays.
Our thoughts are with Ethel's daughters, Kate Cowton and Janette Hibbert, and their families.
It is with mush regret that we announce the passing away of former IX Squadron Vulcan Pilot and Captain, 'Bob' Jennings.
Bob was cremated at Lincoln Crematorium on 11 Sep 2014.
Bob's coffin was carried by the remaining members of his crew:
Brian Sanford-Casey (co-pilot)
'Sam' Weller (Nav-Radar)
Terry Wilson (Nav-Plotter)
Martin 'Chunky' Chandler (AEO)
Our thought go to Bob's family.
It is with much regret that we announce that 94 year old Mr Geoff Mudle passed away on 22 August 2014.
Geoff was a IX Squadron ground engineer on Lancasters.
Geoff's funeral was held on 9 September 2014 in Guilford.
The Squadron and the Squadron Association were represented by Warrant Officer Mike Inder, from RAF Marham.
Thanks to some great networking by Group Captain Nick Hay, an RAF Central Band Trumpeter, SAC Alex Pippen played the last post.
After the war Geoff joined Hawker Siddley at Dunsfold and was an engineer on the team that developed the Hunter and Harrier.
The Association extends condolences to Geoff's daughter, Jennie Bartlett and her family.
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A Century of Air Warfare with 9 (IX) Squadron RAF
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It is with much regret that we announce that the last remaining founder member of the Association, Mr Norman Wells, passed away on 1 June 2014. Norman was a Lancaster Rear Gunner on IX(B) Squadron, and completed 30 operational missions, including many to Berlin.
Norman's funeral was held on 13 June 2014 in Bracknell.
The Squadron was represented by Flight Lieutenant Chris Goodyer.
The Association was represented by Air Vice-Marshal Stu Evans, Mr Al Christie and Mr Harry Irons.
The Association extends condolences to Ruby, Gerald, Barry and their families.