RAF Marham IX(B) Squadron Association Weekend
RAF Marham’s IX(B) Squadron Association held their annual reunion on 21st September 2013.
Formed on the 8th December 1914, IX(B) Squadron is the oldest dedicated bomber squadron in the RAF. The Squadron has a notable history and operated Wellingtons, Lancasters, Canberras and Vulcan aircraft, amongst others. IX(B) Squadron were the world’s first operational Tornado squadron and started to operate the Mk GR1 in June 1982 and subsequently the first to convert to the Mk GR4 in 1999.
The Squadron is immensely proud of the Association and its members, many of whom are World War II veterans. Over 250 current and past members of the Squadron enjoyed a busy weekend and the Lancaster of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight gave a wonderful display on Saturday. Members were able to view the ground displays and look at the Squadron’s history rooms.
Air Commodore M J Milligan, Association Chairman, was the host at the annual reunion dinner held on Saturday in the Officers’ Mess, RAF Marham.
Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Association President, gave the keynote speech and the Officer Commanding IX(B) Squadron, Wing Commander Chris Snaith was the other speaker. The weekend was organised by Squadron Leader (Retired) Richard James.