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 on this link Mem 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

✞ Sad to announce the passing of two our esteemed members:

(090) ACM Sir Peter Squire, former CAS and flight commander on the sqn, passed away in February

(167) Al Twiss, Nav Inst who was on the sqn 72-75, a contemporary of Vic Lorriman and Tim Granger passed away on 15th February.

Condolences to families and friends of both.

2018 EVENTS DIARY (Also on Forthcoming Events)

 RAF Museum Hendon

Royal Air Force Day

Thursday 10 May


The RAF Museum will host a “Royal Air Force Day” on Thursday 10 May 2018, to be held in the Museum’s main and new Exhibition Hall. This exclusive event will be held before the site is formally opened to the public in June. It promises to be a splendid day and an opportunity to reflect on the past and catch up with chums, friends and families: a “re-union” not to be missed.

The day will be part of the RAF 100 programme of events for 2018; events which aim to commemorate, celebrate and inspire future generations. The Museum would be delighted to welcome those who serve today; those who have retired, and importantly to extend a very warm welcome to family and friends.

The museum needs provisional numbers so please register your interest asap.

Bruntingthorpe Aviation

Cold War Jets Day

Sunday May 27th


Relive the sight and sounds of Cold War jets at close quarters. Fast taxying of the Victor, Nimrod, VC10, Canberra, Buccaneers and others. Main attraction will be the “QRA” Lightnings on full reheat. Spectate from the 3(F) Association gazebo alongside the runway threshold.

Gates open at 9am, with the first taxi at around 11am. Entry is £20 for adults, £15 for OAPs and disabled, with accompanied children under 16 years old free of charge, all payable on the gate on the day.

To register your interest and receive event updates contact Phil Ward.

RAF Cosford

RAF100 Air Show

Sunday 10th June


Sunday 10th June 2018 promises to be the most spectacular and interactive Air Show tribute to the Royal Air Force’s centenary. Centrepiece of the RAF100 celebrations will be a unique ground exhibition featuring 100 aircraft from the Royal Air Force’s history, laid out chronologically across the airfield. The unmissable six-hour flying display will feature an eclectic mix of historic warbirds, the best of today’s Royal Air Force and contributions from international air forces.

Introduced to the RAF Cosford Air Show, especially for 2018, will be the Squadron Reunion Enclosure, which has been created to give squadron asssociations a private area to meet and entertain members, celebrate the Royal Air Force’s centenary and enjoy all the RAF Cosford Air Show has to offer. This enclosure will be located in the centre of the showground and includes a marquee, garden furniture and private toilets, with guests hosted by RAF Cosford Personnel. Refreshments and alcoholic beverages will be available to purchase within the enclosure. Guests to the Squadron Reunion Enclosure will receive a complimentary Air Show Souvenir Programme and also a goody-bag provided by Key Publishing.

3(F) Squadron enclosure pricing

Adult: £50.00

Children (Aged 5-15): £20.00

Children (Under 5): FREE

To guarantee space for the Association Cosford need provisional numbers asap so please register.

Brooklands Museum

Tuesday July 3rd

www.brooklands museum.com

We have arranged a special tour of the aviation and motoring exhibits at Brooklands Museum. The newly opened Aircraft Factory is must see for Association members with attractions like the roof-suspended P1127 and the prototype Harrier T2. Other key features are the Halifax recovered from Loch Ness and an exclusive presentation aboard the British Airways Concorde.

Association members, their family and friends have been allocated a private room for a light lunch (at cost). Entry is expected to be under £20 per adult. Numbers are required for ticket pre-booking.

Annual Association Dinner and AGM

Barnsdale Lodge Hotel

Friday October 19th


We will be returning to the Barnsdale for our annual dinner on the evening of Friday October 19th with the AGM on the morning of Saturday 20th. Current OC 3 Lewis Cunningham has confirmed that the dates are in the Squadron diary. It is hoped that our President Sir Richard Johns will also attend this year.

More details to follow but potential attendees are invited to register their interest.

For all event enquiries please contact the Chairman at mail@philwardevents.com

Any Three’s Company articles to the editor please.

An enamel Poppy badge is available. See ‘Merchandise’

The  CO’s (Wg Cdr Lewis Cunningham) 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.