Men and Woman of the Royal Air Force have been recognised for their public service in the Armed Forces Operational Honours List, November 2020.
Full list: https://bit.ly/OpHonsNov2020
This Remembrance Sunday will be different.You may be joining the nation at 1100 from your living room or your doorstep, but there will be a number of ways to join together online:
BBC Radio 4 Nov 8th 08:10: Hear moving stories and thoughts from personnel within the Royal Air Force in a special Remembrance Sunday service from RAF College Cranwell.
YouTube Nov 8th 1030: Remember the Fallen; those who paid the ultimate price from St Clement Danes Church: YouTube
BBC One Nov 8th 1015: The Government led Remembrance Service at the Cenotaph will continue to go ahead as a closed ceremony. It will be broacast live on as representatives of the Royal Family, the Government and the Armed Forces lay wreaths at the Cenotaph. You will also be able to watch a live stream of events from the Cenotaph on the RBL Facebook page.
A memorial bench to Flt Lt Greg Noble placed at Beachy Head, nr Eastbourne has fallen into a state of disrepair as seen in the pictures above taken by Ian Nelson.
There is enquiry with Lewes and Eastbourne Council to ascertain if it has been adopted and can be repaired, however if it is not we enquire as to how we might be able to make it right.
The Association does not have the funds to unilaterally replace the bench, but we would assist any fund raising efforts to that end.
Any information anyone may have on the history and ownership of the bench would be gratefully received: email@example.com
On 28 May 1918, SE5a s/n B8394 was shot down by Lieutenant Emil Koch of Jasta 32. Its pilot, Lieutenant R.S. Milani of 41 Squadron was badly wounded. He was repatriated on 17 December 1918.
Credit: Ron Eisele @ron_eisele
Update 27 April 2020
The Veterans’ recognition scheme has a 2 phase rollout.
Phase 1 is complete; with Service leavers receiving a recognition card as part of the discharge process.
Phase 2 is to extend the scheme to existing veterans so that they can more quickly, easily and securely prove they served in the UK Armed Forces so they can access the services they need.
We had hoped to have this in place by the end of 2019, but due to the requirement to future-proof the scheme so that veterans can access a wider range of benefits, the need to safeguard against fraudulent use means, this process will take longer.
Information on how to apply will be released closer to the launch date.
This update comes amidst a time of uncertainty for the nation, where the requirement for military support is ever changing, as I am sure you can appreciate. The Sqn are well placed and primed to support in various different roles as directed if or when the time comes.
Following a well deserved Christmas break, a contingent of the Sqn headed out to Nellis AFB in Jan 20 to take part in Exercise Red Flag 20-1. It proved to be an excellent opportunity for the team to work in collaboration with other nations and their platforms, where they gained valuable tactical and training experience. The opportunity is normally afforded to one of the front line units and used as the primary training opportunity in preparation for operational deployment, but the benefit has been equally realised by 41.
On 1st April 20, Wg Cdr J McMeeking passed command of 41 Sqn to Wg Cdr L Gordon, following a final handover flight and small hangar gathering.
Our best wishes to all 41 Sqn Association members and their families during this unsettling time.
Men and Woman of the Royal Air Force have been recognised for their public service in the Armed Forces Operational Honours List, March 2020.
Full list: https://bit.ly/OpHonsMarch2020
Information for RAF personnel will be cascaded through official channels, however the wider RAF network, including dependants and families can access information through the RAF website.
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