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3 Jan 2018


Sadly - David K Laird

Ex XV Sqn Lancaster member David Laird passed away 30 Dec 2017. He was immensely proud of his time with XV. The programme of events of the disbandment was always on his table and he had a lovely week at the MacRobert Trust during the Summer.

Aged 92 David led a very interesting life. After the war, he served as a Major in the Lovat Scouts and he headed youth development on Sheffield Council. A keen sportsman he played professional football in Scotland and was in the football team of every RAF station on which he served. He was still ski instructing in Italy well into his 80's!

The current plan is that David's funeral will take place at the Friockheim Crematorium on the afternoon of Thursday 11 Jan 18. If there are any changes to this then I shall, of course, let you know ASAP.


6 May 2017


Chairman issues letter on the future of the Association from the Committee


26 Apr 2017


Squadron Standard laid up in The Royal Air Force Collage Hall Cranwell.


04 Mar 2017


Meesage from Wing Commander Froome to Sir Michael


I wish to report that XV Squadron paraded the Squadron Standard for the last time with huge dignity and pride on Friday, and to high praise from the Reviewing Officer and all who I spoke with. The afternoon events and evening party were an equal success enjoyed by all – young and not so young. My team did a simply outstanding job led by my XO and SEngO and really pulled out the stops. I am so incredibly proud of them and the entire Squadron and privileged to be the OC that led them.

We have discussed the future of the Squadron Standard long and hard over the last month or so. The RAF has still failed to announce the disbandment of the Squadron, despite my lobbying, and there is still no forecast for when it will be announced. I find that particularly disappointing. Nonetheless, that coupled with a flurry of Senior Leadership interest in the future of MacRobert’s Reply in March gives me hope for a future beyond Tornado and as such we have changed our plans and will place the Standard in the Rotunda at The Royal Air Force College later this month. We are still working out the date with the College and will let you know in due course when.

With best wishes



31 Mar 2017 XV Squadron Disbands


XV Squadron paraded with the standard for the last time the reviewing officer was Air Marshall PC Osborn OBE, Escorting Officer was Group Captain P Godfrey OBE MA and The Parade Comander was Wing Commander PD Froome MA BEng (Hons). Parade Marshall Warrant Officer A Milligan. The parade was followed by lunch and fly pass provided by 12 Sqn.

The finally was a hanger party. Sad day.



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