JOY LOFTHOUSE.   It was with the deepest regret that we report that Joy passed away peacefully at home in Cirencester.  Joy was married to 7 Squadron Pathfinder Pilot S/L Charles Lofthouse OBE, DFC who was for many years Secretary of 7 Squadron Association, during which time Joy established herself as an Honorary member of the Association which continued after Charles' death.   After the end of the war Joy became a teacher and it was at teacher training colledge where she met Charles.  This followied her wartime service as a Pilot with the ATA and it was this latter role which brought Joy to National attention when she featured in many documentaries about the ATA and Spitfires.  Joy was 95 when she passed away, a full Obituary will appear shortly.

7 Squadron Association

Affiliated with the Bomber Command Association

Application for Membership

I wish to apply for Full/Friend (delete as appropriate) membership of the 7 Squadron Association:

Surname:  ………………………………Title/Rank………………………………………………..............

First Name:  …………………………....Known as:  ……………………………….……………................

Decorations/Awards:  ……………………………………………………………...……………...

Post Nominals: …………………………………………………………………...……………….

Address: House Number/Name:  ………………………………………….……………................

Street:  ………………………………………………………….……………….............................

Town:  ………………………………………………………….………………............................

County:  ………………………………………………………………….………………............................

Post Code and Country:  ……………………………………………………………….…...........................

e-mail address:  ...............................................................................Tel:  ........................................................

Service with No 7 Squadron  From:  …………….....................….To:  ……………….………………..…..

C.V. Notes on 7 Squadron Involvement:  ………………………………………..………..

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I enclose a Cheque for ………(years) subscription.     Or I will pay by Standing Order to 7 Squadron Association.         (Delete as appropriate)

Lloyds TSB (Sutton, London) Branch.  Sort Code:  77-30-20.  Acct No:  00280362

Signed:  ……………………………………………………...……..  Date:  …………………..……………

Annual Subscription: 1st April - 31st March  £8:00

1st October (or later) - 31st March  £4:00

Please Return to:

Dr Charles Patchett.  29 Ribby Road, Wrea Green, Lancs, PR4 2NA

Membership to 7 Squadron Association has three categories:

Full Membership:  Available to all those who have served, or who are serving on 7 Squadron

Honorary Membership:  Voted into the Association by the Committee and membership of the Association

Friend:  Available to those who have had a link to 7 Squadron through a Relative or Friend.

APPLICATION FORM:  PLEASE COPY AND PASTE THE APPLICATION FORM AND WHEN COMPLETED RETURN IT TO THE ADDRESS AT THE BOTTOM OF THE FORM