Our Honouree President Eddie Kelly seen here with Carole Vordman and surviving members of WW II Bomber Command, Eddie is now President of The Royal British Legion. Congratulations Eddie.

 

Please return your booking forms by July 1st if possible

Happy Birthday Mam, from the members of 249 Squadron Association.

We have just been informed of the death in December of Arthur William Manning who flew with the Squadron during the Italian campaign. Our condolences to his family and friends, may he rest in peace.

August 19th Annual Reunion at North Weald, See links for booking form

Friday/Saturday February 23/24 2018 Reunion at Petwood, see links for booking forms.

Note; this will be the final official winter reunion.

dixieIt is with great sadness that we have learned of Dixie’s death on Sunday 12th of February at the age of 96. Our condolences to his family and friends.

Dixie served with 249 during the battle of Britain while the squadron was based at North Weald. He later served with distinction with special forces. He recently received the Legion of Honour from the French Government.

He will be greatly missed at our Reunions.

Jim Ellis writes

Have a look at this link http://www.stowmaries.org.uk which now has a schedule of events for 2017.  The people that run the place are very enthusiastic and are always interested to meet RAF organisations of any type.  With some notice, private group visits are very welcome.

There’s also the Three Rivers Country Club nearby for a spot of stylish R and R.

Please let Jim or myself  know if you might be interested.

There will be two reunions this year. The last weekend in February at Abingdon. The penultimate annual reunion will take place on Saturday August 19th at North Weald were we will make arrangements for the final reunion which will take place on the 100th anniversary of the formation of 249 Squadron.

BBMF Battle of Britain 75th Formation 2015

BBMF Battle of Britain 75th Formation 2015

Gn Card

North Weald 1940