Welcome To The 202 Squadron Association Website
Are you a serving or ex Squadron member?
Has an immediate family member served on 202?
If so, then we would love to hear from you.
Do have a look around our site. We hope you enjoy your stay and will sign our guest book. But, whatever you do; please, come back again.
While you are here and you match the criteria, why not join the Association? The rates are reasonable; -
Membership is open to all regardless of age, rank or trade specialization. There only two criteria, a link with the Squadron and a desire to, hopefully, meet old mates and definitely make new ones.
Our thanks to all the online aviation enthusiasts who have given permission to take images and information from their sites to enhance this one. Please take time to have a look at them.
Please note: all photographs on this site are the copyright of the owners and may not be published without their express permission or acknowledgement of ownership
Letter from the Chairman
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I should like to introduce myself as the new Chair of your Association. I have been a member of the Association since it started, and served on 202 Squadron as a line pilot, flight commander and then Squadron Commander. I am therefore immensely honoured to be elected to this post. The Association is a marvellous organization that brings together people from different eras of the Squadron's history in a common cause: to remember their time on 202 Squadron and provide an opportunity to retain that sense of family they gained during their time on the Squadron.
I would like to pay tribute to my predecessor, Derek Whatling, who has so ably chaired the Association for many years, and to thank him for agreeing to stay on the Committee as our new Almoner.
As another chairman said, we live in interesting times. On 17 October 2013 Number 202 Squadron will begin its 100th year as an operational squadron. Wing Commander Sue Jarvis, the current Officer Commanding 202 Squadron, told us at the Association’s reunion in April that the Squadron is already planning various events in the 12-
In light of the recent announcement by the Department of Transport about the provision of Search & Rescue (SAR) helicopters this celebration will be poignant, as 202 Squadron in its current guise will likely disband by March 2016.
One of my aims during my time as Chair is to encourage more current serving members of 202 Squadron to join the Association and I have already written to Sue Jarvis to discuss how we can achieve this. The imminent introduction of a 202 Squadron Association Facebook page is deliberately timed to coincide with this recruitment drive.
I look forward to continuing my association with you all and I hope I can merit your trust during my time in post.
You may enjoy this video, made by a lady in Australia. It is about her Grandfather who served on the Squadron and flew Catalina's out of Gibralter and Northern Ireland. Her grandfather was John Pitt Kennedy. The film was completed 6 months prior to Johns death
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A number of members have requested the ability to download reunion photographs. Up to now this has not been possible due to the format used withing the website. However, now by clicking on the button below, you will be taken to an external photo album where you can access and download reunions photos as you wish.