207 Squadron (RAF) Association Newsletters 2010
Content Index

Spring 2010 - New Committee

1 President's page - Alan Watkins: Alan Watkins elected new President; gratitude to Ken Marwood following his resignation of through ill health; death of Frank Haslam snr
2 2009 AGM Highlights - Alan Watkins
3 Deaths: Stan Brecken, Pilot 5/73-11/75; Jack Briggs, Navigator 3/44-5/44; Hector Bill Cattermull, Air Gunner; Ron Cawood, Air Gunner in the Munson crew 3/45-8/45; Sybil Cordon, widow of Alec Cordon, AG 3/43-11/43; Colin Forrester, Navigator 1/80-3/84; Dereck French, Pilot 11/40-3/41, in Australia; Les Gaterell, Electrician ?/41-5/45, in Canada; Jim Griffiths DFC, Navigator 12/43-6/44; Frank Haslam, Wireless Operator 4/44-6/44; John Holmes, Air Gunner 12/44-2/45; Charles Otto Huntley, Pilot 1/45-2/45, in Canada; Andrew Jackson DFC, Navigator 3/41-4/42; WJ Mike Lewis DFC CD, Pilot 11/40-9/41, in Canada; Ken Marten, Pilot 1/45-6/45, in Australia; Ken Morris, Pilot 1/47-11/48; Iain Nicolson DFC DFM, Navigator 2/43-9/43; Peter Phelps, Flight Engineer 6/44-7/44; John van Puyenbroek, WOp/AG 6/41-9/42, Wing Signals Ldr 7/47-9/49; Peter Rae, Wireless Operator 3/42-12/42; Gordon Read, Flight Engineer in Dick Burnet’s crew; Tony Sturch, Bomb Aimer 9/44-7/46; Ray Sturtivant ISO, Hon Member, aviation historian & author; Albert Tweddle, Air Gunner 7/44-12/44; Peter Valleley, Air Radar Mech 5/51-1/53; Robert Webb, Flight Engineer 7/44-11/44; Sir Neil Wheeler GCB CBE DSO DFC* AFC FRAeS, Pilot 7/37-4/40; Desmond Walsh, Air Gunner 1/44-7/45, in Australia
4 [Notice of] Dedication of Memorial Plaque [to crew of Valiant WZ363, Welles crew, crashed 6 May 1964] at Market Rasen on Sunday 9th May 2010
4 RAF Linton-on Ouse Wings Day 6 March 2009 - Alan Watkins
5 Editor's Corner - Frank Haslam: Top Cold War pilot celebrates milestone [article on Ken Marwood reproduced from RAF News]

Summer 2010 - New OC 207 (Reserve) Squadron

1 President's page - Alan Watkins: Death of Wg Cdr Ken Marwood AFM RAF(Retd); Goodbye to Rich Saunders and welcome to Sqn Ldr Andy Scott OC 207R Squadron; attended V-Force Reunion at Newark on 24th April
2 Sqn Ldr Andy Scott, the new OC 207 (Reserve) Squadron
3 Association, Squadron and Station - Roper and Jean Langford, John & Mary Laing represent the Association at 237 BFJT Course Wings Ceremony; the Watkins invited to Battle of Britain and Rededication Service in York Minster
3 Condolences to the Mapley family on the death of Kevin's mother
3 Dedication of Memorial Plaque [to crew of Valiant WZ363, Welles crew, crashed 6 May 1964] at Market Rasen on Sunday 9th May 2010
4 Dedication of a Memorial to the Wescombe crew, Holmpton, East Yorkshire, 7 November 2009 - Bob Kirby
5 Deaths: Sqn Leader Peter Boggis DFC, Pilot & CO 3/47-3/48; Frank Bristow, Photographer ?/44-5/45; Reginald Brown, Air Gunner 11/44-3/45; Walter T Brown, Air Gunner, dates tbf, J Sid Hiddleston, Pilot 6/44-8/44, 11/44-12/44; Bob Hood-Morris, Bomb Aimer 5/43-5/43; Jack Lord, Nav Radar 5/56-9/61; Wg Cdr Ken M Marwood AFM, Pilot 5/58-12/61: Past Secretary and President; Denis Newman, W/Op 12/44-7/45; Rev Harry Orchard, Flying Control Officer, Langar & Spilsby 7/43-11/44; Tony Wadley, Pilot 11/47-7/49; Bill Wetherill, WOp/AG 1/41-8/41; WR Whiter, Navigator (source: ACA’s INTERCOM)
6 Obituary: Sqn Leader Peter Boggis DFC, Pilot & CO 3/47-3/48 - courtesy of Tony Freeman, with acknowledgement to Martyn Ford-Jones; Frank Haslam, John & Mary Laing,
8 Obituary: ACM Sir Neil Wheeler GCB CBE DSO DFC* AFC FRAeS RAF(Retd) Pilot 7/37-4/40, Daily Telegraph 13 Jan 2009
10 Thanksgiving Service: ACM Sir Neil Wheeler, The Times April 9 2009
10 ACM Sir Neil Wheeler, extract from his Foreword to the Squadron History ALWAYS PREPARED
11 Obituary: Iain Nicolson DFC DFM, Navigator 2/43-9/43 - John Laing, the family, Frank Haslam
13 Obituary: Andrew Jackson DFC, Navigator 3/41-4/42 - Jacqueline Jackson
14 Obituary: Bill Wetherill WOp/AG 1/41-8/41 - Bob Kirby, Kevin Grant
15 Parallel lives - Jack Briggs and Des Walsh - Kevin Mapley
15 Obituary: Jack Briggs DFC Navigator 3/44-5/44 - Kevin Mapley
16 Obituary: Des Walsh Air Gunner 1/44-7/45 - Kevin Mapley
17 Obituary: Rev Harry Orchard, Flying Control Officer, Langar & Spilsby 7/43-11/44
18 My part in the Second World War: part 1 Sqn Ldr Peter Langdon DFM RAF (Retd) Pilot 8/42-2/43 and 4/72-6/74
19 207 (Cranfield) Sqn ATC - some recent news
20 Editor's Corner - Frank Haslam: John Banfield WOp/AG, Bomb Aimer 9/41-1/43 awarded MBE [for services as Secretary of the RAF Ex-POW Association]; website 80,000th visit