Forthcoming Events

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


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

2016 Annual reunion details more to follow. 

Info from Barnsdale Lodge

Arrival Date:                                         28/10/2016
Departure Date:                                  30/10/2016
Type of room:                                      8 x Standard Double @ £97.50 per room per night
                                                                2 x Standard Twin @ £97.50 per room per night
                                                                3 x Single @ £80.00 per room per night
Number of rooms:                              13 in total
Board Basis:                                          Bed and Breakfast
Deposit required:                                £50.00 per room on booking
Confirmation Number:                      59885   
Group Name:                                       “3 Squadron”
Friday 28th October – anybody staying on Friday evening will organise there own dinner requirements and make the necessary bookings, to make you aware all parties of 12 or more people we do require a pre order from a reduced menu in advance.
Saturday 29th October  –
I have reserved our small meeting room (Fort Henry) for a small meeting from 4:00pm to 5:00pm, the room will be laid with rows of chairs and table at the front and we will supply a LCD projector and screen for the presenter to use if required.
The Rigate room has been reserved in the evening for dinner for between 45-50 people, I have noted that you will arrive at 7:00pm and dinner will be served at 8:00pm, the room will be laid round tables. We will supply a reduced menu for your guest to order from in advance and we will require a pre order no later than one week prior to you function. Please do also inform us in advance of any dietary requirements or allergies so these can be catered for where necessary.