Wg Cdr Phillip Patrick MBE DFC.  It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Wg Cdr Phillip Patrick MBE DFC on Thursday 29th September.  A service of Cremation will take place at Guildford Crematorium, Godalming on 12th October (details available from Chairman).  A short Obituary appears on the NEWS page.

ANNUAL SERVICE OF REMEMBRANCE - WHITEHALL 2016

Due to changes in Security Procedures at the Annual National Act of Remembrance in Whitehall, any Association Member wishing to participate in the March-Past will have to have to have registered their name with the Association and must carry matching photo I/D to be allowed entry to the Parade.  If you wish to participate please let the Chairman know ASAP. ENTRIES NOW CLOSED

Latest News -

The 2016 Reunion weekend was a great success with a higher than normal number of attendees including two visitors who made the journey from Australia just to attend.  Next year's date is already booked at The Dolphin Hotel St Ives Cambridgeshire for the weekend Friday 13th (we are not superstitous!), Saturday 14th and Sunday 15th 2017 for the Service of Remembrance at Longstanton Parish Church.  How about a dedicated table at dinner for all the Canberra guys?

2017 is the year YOU should join the Association! 

Where have all the ground-crew gone, what about 7 Sqn Regt Flight - where are you?

If you can remember the Riding School at Handewitte then you are as old as me...so come along and recall the hours in Resperators and AR5's  (If you were there you'd know....!!!)

 

Welcome to all who are serving or have served on
7 SQUADRON, ROYAL AIR FORCE

The Association provides all members and ex-members of 7 Squadron, along with relatives or friends, with the opportunity of  joining the Association. 

Our aims are to maintain a link between current and former Squadron Members regardless of rank or status, to retain the Squadron spirit of pride and cameraderie enjoyed during Squadron Service and to perpetuate the memory of those Squadron members who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country whilst serving on the Squadron.  We also provide an archive service for persons seeking information on WWII Squadron Aircrew personnel.

Members benefit from the opportunity to join-in with an annual reunion,  a remembrance service at Longstanton Parish church (the Station Church of RAF Oakington) and to participate in the Annual National Service of Remembrance at the Cenotaph in London.  We issue an Annual full-colour Newsletter every spring.

Researching a past Aircrew member of the Squadron or seeking information about Operations? 

Our Archivist Dave Cheetham will be pleased to help with any enquiry, he holds all the Squadron Operational Records, Forms F540/541 and has copies of the Burial Register for all those who were lost whilst serving on the Squadron. To contact Dave  please email Dave at djcheetham@tiscali.co.uk

Please note that little or no information is available about GROUNDCREW members of the Squadron

For more general matters contact Mal Reeves at malreeves@yahoo.com

2017 Reunion St Ives (Cambs)

The Annual Association Reunion and AGM will take place at the DOLPHIN HOTEL St Ives (Cambs) over the weekend 13/14/15 October 2017.  Our organiser Michael Lofthouse (cameljazzer@talktalk.net) can provide full information and advise on room availability.  Join us for an informal "Happy Hour" on Friday evening and a Dinner Night on Saturday or if you wish to remember The Fallen then join us for a Service of Remembrance at Longstanton Parish Church on Sunday.  All ranks, all ages......zimmer-frames welcome, come along and meet "Otto", "Bograt" and "Sharpo" and the rest of the boys and girls !!

Canberra.  Got a good photograph of a Sqn Canberra for the website, send it to malreeves@yahoo.com

NEWS NEWS NEWS

Items for sale from the Association.  Association Member Peter Smithson's biography "Driven to Downing Street" tells of his life and times driving for the Government, full details on the "Association Shop" page.  Also available, copies of paintings by Chairman Mal who is an Associate Member of the Guild of Aviation Artists, these include copies of the Centenary Painting, Chinooks, Lancasters and Stirling, see the drop-down menus on the "Association Shop" link.

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