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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; - honest!

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.

The Committee

Please note: all photographs on this site are the copyright of the owners and may not be published without their express permission or acknowledgement of ownership
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New Honourary Member

Fellow Members, we have another Honorary Life Member. Wing Commander John Parker was Officer Commanding No 275 Squadron, flying Sycamores in the search and rescue (SAR) role, on 1 September 1959, when the Squadron renumbered to No 228 Squadron. Five years later on 1 September 1964 , No 228 Squadron became No 202 Sqn. There is no No 275 Squadron Association. Mike Lakey met John in connection with the RAF Club SAR Artwork project and suggested that we ask John to join our Association. Your Committee discussed the matter and I wrote to John offering him an Honorary Life Membership. I am delighted to say that John has accepted. See John's letter here He hopes to attend both the unveiling of the RAF SAR artwork (date not yet announced) and our Association events. Please welcome John when you meet him.

Charity Motorcycle Ride

With the end of RAF Search and Rescue in sight, to commemorate the many years of RAF Search and Rescue and to raise money for worthy charities, Donna and I are riding round the UK visiting every RAF Search and Rescue (past and present.)

We will be riding our classic Honda Goldwing (GL1100) and the total mileage of 2202 miles will be completed in 6 days.
Full Details of the route and updates on the event can be found in the files tab of this Facebook Page.
Motorcycle tour of RAF Search and Rescue Units

To donate to either RAFA or Guide Dogs,
view routes and other additional information  etc. please click the entries below.

Donations : The Ride ; Stations ; Routes


Jules Rutt

Centenary Year
2014 is the centenary year of the formation of the Squadron. In 1914 the Squadron was initially formed as Number 2 Squadron Royal Naval Air Service at  Eastleigh. It is intended to mark the centenary with a meeting at RAF Duxford  on the 17th October 2014. Watch this space for further information

Membership of 202 Squadron Association for SKIOS personnel

As agreed at the AGM on 26 April, the Association Chair has sent a formal letter inviting SKIOS (Sea King Integrated Operational Support) personnel who directly support 202 Squadron to join the Association.
The letter can be viewed here

David Averillo Foster
A little girls hunt to find information about her Great Grandad service during the first world war.
See the photo's and read about Mia here

Interesting Video

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

Johns' Catalina

Wish you were a member, it's easy and only takes a few minutes. You can sign up here

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.

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