3(F) Squadron Association

3(F) Squadron Association is the official former comrades association of No. 3(Fighter) Squadron, Royal Air Force.  Membership of the Association is open to those of all Ranks, Trades and Services who have ever been posted, or attached to the Squadron strength at any time since its formation on 13 May 1912.  For membership form click here:  Membership Form.

Aims of 3(F) Squadron Association:

  • To foster the spirit and comradeship founded during service with No. 3 (F) Squadron
  • To provide means of maintaining contact with former colleagues
  • To nurture and encourage the special relationship between the Squadron and its Association
  • To locate and preserve any document, photograph or information which will enhance the official Squadron history.
  • For further details on the history of the association, either navigate via the About 3(F) Sqn  tab or click here

Please see Reunion 2016 under News Update for the latest on that event.

† Sad to announce that Ron Birch, twin brother of Derick passed away on 4th May at the age of 83. Ron and his brother were well known attendees at annual reunions, if we could tell them apart. Luckily Ron grew a beard later to distinguish them.  The twins were on the sqn in the early 50s working on Vampire and Sabre. See Three’s Company issue 63. The funeral has taken place.

The visit took place on 10th May at RAF Cottesmore with pupils and teachers from Les Violettes school in Amiens, France and was very successful. A 3 Sqn plaque was presented to the school and gifts were returned from them. They were here to commemorate the deaths of 2nd Lt Perry and Air Mechanic Parfitt -RFC, the first air casualties of the First World War.

Graham Williams (042C – the first Harrier boss) writes:

‘I have written a book, entitled Rhapsody in Blue, which is basically my autobiography.   Needless to say it covers those first heady days in Germany with 3 (F) Sqn!   The Foreword is written by Dick Johns. It is a hardback and If anyone is interested in buying it they can do so through me at a cost of £20 + £3 p&p.   I apologise for having to charge that price but publishing is not a very profitable business unless you happen to be J.K.Rowling or David Baldacci or whoever!’

Please see News Update – 2016 Reunion and Sonic Booms





An enamel Poppy badge is available. See ‘Merchandise’

The  CO’s (Wg Cdr Chris Moon) page is under ‘About 3(F) Sqn and the Association’.

This web site is designed to be informative and a point of reference for all association members, if you as an association member would like to see a particular item added to the site please contact the web-master, to contact him click here.