207 SQUADRON ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORY
Photos from the 207 Squadron RAF Association
2008 Reunion, Midland Hotel, Derby,
Saturday 6th September 2008
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display of Valiant model (XD818 substituting for XD813, which was delayed from the Philippines), and XD813's stand with Sterling silver plaque
PRESENTED BY 207 SQUADRON ASSOCIATION IN 2008 TO MARK
THE 90TH ANNIVERSARIES OF THE SQUADRON (2006) & RAF (2008).
VALIANT B.1 XD813 CAPTAINED BY FLT LT K M MARWOOD AFM
WHEN 207 SQUADRON WON THE LAWRENCE MINOT &
ARMAMENT OFFICERS' TROPHIES IN 1960.
Sqn Ldr Rich Saunders OC 207R Squadron since November 2007 who was at his first reunion,
with Vice President Alan Watkins who was formally 'handing over' the Valiant model to the Squadron
Vice President Alan Watkins (R) after formally 'handing over' the Valiant model to
Sqn Ldr Rich Saunders OC 207R Squadron (centre): John Scullard was co-pilot of XD813 (Captain
Flt Lt Ken Marwood AFM, who sent his best wishes from Spain) and took it when he moved to 90Sqn as a Valiant Captain.
Note: as previously mentioned the model of XD818 was standing in for our XD813, which will be delivered later to the Squadron
Colin Bell and John Cartwright discussing the model of Valiant XD818.
John says he was the last to fly that aircraft (he was not on 207 at the time)
Deb Lewis, Jock Wingate and Richard Mills. Deb and Richard's father, Flt Lt George Mills, was killed in the crash of
Valiant WZ363 at Market Rasen on 6 May 1964. Jock was among some of those present who knew George.
Mary and Norman Hamer, Nav 1956-57
Colin Bell and Reo and John Cartwright, Pilot 60-63 over from the Philippines
John Banfield and Thos Murray
Tom Rogers, Roy Adlard (guest of David West, on right) - Roy and David were wartime schoolboys at Great Steeping
The editor was having a problem pouring some water .. it's those new specs ..
Lesley Hayward and Alan Mudge's first reunion, a year on from their wedding.
Lesley met some who knew her first husband, the late Dick Hayward.
Just Kroon, Honorary member from the Netherlands, plays for Alan and Lesley's wedding anniversary
Diane Mawby and John Scullard
Jack Pegrum, right is moving to join family in Australia.
Our Secretary Kevin Mapley (somewhat overcome by the emotion of the occasion?)
wishes him well on our behalf and presents him with something to remember us by ...
[in the background: John Banfield, Mavis Dickenson, Silvia and John Pearl]
.. but the contents have been specially tailored for these green and economy minded times!
Jack said he would miss us but would be in touch. F-for Freddie will live on.
Nat Bury and Jack Pegrum, two of the crew of F for Freddie
Alan Watkins - Frank Haslam jr - Sqn Ldr Rich Saunders OC207R
Visit to the RAF Museum Cosford, Sunday 7th September 2008
Some other Reunion Albums
2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2009 - 2010 - 2011 - 2012 - 2013
If you have other or better images please contact the editor Frank Haslam.
images, unless otherwise stated - Haslam: last updated 18 Sep 08: 1 Jan 14