IX(B) Sqn Association on BBC 1

IX(B) Squadron Association was represented and mentioned on BBC 1 on 7 August 2013, when the BBC aired “Who do you think you are?” programme about the actress Minnie Driver.
Minnie Driver’s father was IX(B) Squadron’s Aircraftman Charles Driver, who was one of the first Gunners to receive a DFM in WW2.
92 year old Association member and former RAF Honington IX(B) Squadron tyre and brake fitter, Mr Derrick Allaway was shown on the programme chatting (and cuddling) Minnie Driver. Derrick is probably the only living person to remember Charles Driver and Minnie clearly enjoyed chatting to him.
Derrick was whisked off to Weybridge by the production company.

ROGER AUDIS RIP

It is with much regret that it has been announced that IX(B) Squadron Association Historian and Honorary Life Member, Mr Roger Audis died on 15 June 2013.
 
Roger had struggled with his health following heart surgery last year. He had a chest infection a few weeks ago, which turned into pneumonia and then sepsis.
 
He will be greatly missed by his family and friends.
Association Secretary

Flypast on 19 May 2013 for DV 334

On the evening of 2 December 1943, IX Squadron Lancaster DV 334 WS-C  took off from Bardney as part of a large raid to bomb BERLIN.
 The crew were:
Pilot Officer Warwick
Sgt Davison
FS Butterfield
FS Graham
Sgt Munn
Sgt Rickard
Sgt Jones
FS Owen
The aircraft could not land back at Bardney, so diverted to Gamston, but could not land there either and it is thought the crew were attempting to land at Ossington, when it crashed at nearby Milton.
Sgt Rickard and FS Owen were injured, the rest were killed.
A group of Notts aviation enthusiasts will mark this occasion from 1100 hrs on Sunday 19 May 2013, at Milton Mausoleum, (NG22 0PJ), (SK 715 730) with a BBMF Lancaster display. 
The Flight Engineer was Sgt Bob Davison and his neice Audrey Stoker from Newcastle is hoping to attend.
For more details, please contact, Ron Nunn (01623 836168).