Reunion 2011

550 Squadron Reunion 2011

Photographs from the Association Reunion at North Killingholme 1-3 July 2011.

Thanks to all in North Killingholme who pulled out all the stops to make the weekend great. Thanks also to all the Association members and others who turned up, from literally all over the globe, to make it a wonderful day for all.


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Coverage in the Local Press

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Local press report
Grimsby Telegraph, 5 July 2011
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Reunion Weekend Welcome Pack

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Reunion 2011 Welcome Pack Reunion Weekend Friday 1st July - Saturday 2nd July: Welcome Information

Friday Afternoon, RAF Coningsby

Some very lucky folk were able to make a detour via RAF Coningsby on the way to the reunion in order to have a special opportunity to see the BBMF Lancaster BQ-B The Phantom of the Ruhr.

For those intending to go to the BBMF Visitor Centre at RAF Coningsby this year it cannot be stressed enough - if you have the opportunity then do look into this special opportunity for 550 ex-aircrew and Association members. On our Friday visit we had the red-carpet treatment and Arthur Punchard cannot be thanked enough for the trouble he took in giving an "up close and personal" visit to the BBMF Lanc. Entertaining, information and packed with details. A wonderful way to spend a Friday afternoon. Thank-you Arthur.

To Remember the Many

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Outside

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Friday Evening, Dinner at the Ashbourne (informal)

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Tim Vance and Paul Harris nearest the camera with Gerry Taylor and Roy Harris sitting opposite
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Don Kentish (standing) recording events
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Sam Lipfriend entertaining

Saturday Schedule

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Saturday Morning, At the Amethyst

Photos courtesy of Louis Michiels.

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Our friends from Westerlo
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Peter Coulter and Jack Harris
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Our friends from Westerlo
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Saturday Afternoon, Remembrance at the Memorial Stone

Walk to the Memorial Stone

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Photo courtesy of Dominic Gribbin

The following photos courtesy of Louis Michiels.

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Laying Wreaths at the Memorial Stone

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The following photos courtesy of Louis Michiels.

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Sue & Mike Page-Chestney
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Jack Harris laying wreath
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ATC representative laying wreath
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Ken Brotherhood laying wreath
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Association Wreaths Laid at the Memorial Stone
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Veterans at the Memorial Stone after the Act of Remembrance

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Gerry Taylor (Nav with S/L F Hume crew)
Marjorie Grey (née Markham) MT Driver
Ken Brotherhood (F/Eng with F/O G Markes crew)
Roy Harris (Nav with F/L Jock Shaw crew)
Jack Harris (Pilot)
Maurice Snowball (F/Eng with F/O K Jeans crew)
Bill Swan (F/Eng in the Findley crew)
Jim Lord (Pilot)
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George Bulman (Nav with F/O K Jeans crew)
Sam Lipfriend (F/Eng with F/L C J Edlund crew)
Marjorie Grey (née Markham) MT Driver
Gerry Taylor (Nav with S/L F Hume crew)
Ken Brotherhood (F/Eng with F/O G Markes crew)
Roy Harris (Nav with F/L Jock Shaw crew)
Jack Harris (Pilot)
Maurice Snowball (F/Eng with F/O K Jeans crew)
Bill Swan (F/Eng in the Findley crew)
Jim Lord (Pilot)
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The following photos courtesy of Louis Michiels.

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Saturday Afternoon, Remembrance Service in St Denys' Church

The following photos courtesy of Louis Michiels.

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Jack Harris delivers the address
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Jack Harris
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Saturday Afternoon, After the Remembrance Service

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Dominic Gribbin and Jack Harris
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550 Squadron Museum exhibits (from Westerlo excavations)
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Saturday Afternoon, Tea in the Village Hall

Photos courtesy of Louis Michiels.

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Saturday Afternoon, After the Remembrance Service

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George Bulman (Nav with F/O K Jeans crew)
Jack Harris (Pilot)
Maurice Snowball (F/Eng with F/O K Jeans crew)
Roy Harris (Nav with F/L Jock Shaw crew)
Jim Lord (Pilot)
Gerry Taylor (Nav with S/L F Hume crew)
Sam Lipfriend (F/Eng with F/L C J Edlund crew)
Photo courtesy of Dominic Gribbin

More photos to follow.


Reunion Dinner, Saturday Evening, The Ashbourne Hotel

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The following photos courtesy of Louis Michiels.

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Message To 550 Squadron Association From Rebecq

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Reunion 2011 Welcome Pack During the evening a message was read out describing the events the led to the unveiling of the memorial in Rebecq in May this year.

Sunday Morning, Memorial Stone

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