Ex Goldstar receives a 2nd Croix de la Valeur Militaire avec Etoile de Bronze

An RAF navigator has been awarded for heroism under fire while protecting civilians from attack by Gaddaffi-regime forces in Libya in 2011. Flight Lieutenant Ian Abson is an ex 31 Squadron Goldstar WSO and former Association Liaison Officer. Flight Lieutenant Ian ‘Abbo’ Abson was attached to the Arme de lâ Air, the French Air Force, when he took part in …

Simply the Best

Whilst working this morning I stumbled across the RAF website and upon a closer look at a few of our fellow Tornado squadrons it is clear who is the best. Even 617 and 12 Squadron want mighty Goldstar aircraft on there sites.

31 Sqn Memorial

On the 31st of May 13 a small group of Association members held a dedication ceremony at the National Arboretum to thank all the people who have helped create the memorial. Please watch the video of the ceremony to see what happened on the day.

War Week Video

Surfing the net I discovered a new video featuring 31 Squadron

RAF Marham’s 31 Squadron Weightlifting Challenge

31 Squadron from RAF Marham are due to deploy to Afghanistan in the next few weeks as they take over from IX(B) Squadron patrolling the skies in support of UK and Coalition troops as part of Operation HERRICK. Whilst in Afghanistan the Squadron have set themselves another tough challenge to raise money for two local charities, Scotty’s Little Soldiers and …

31 Squadron Prepare For Deployment

RAF Marham’s 31 Squadron was recently put through its paces as part of the final preparations for a forthcoming deployment to Afghanistan. During ‘War Week’, personnel of 31 Squadron faced a variety of scenarios designed to mirror what they may encounter when operating for four months from Kandahar Airfield. These include Tornados scrambling at short notice to go to the …

31 Squadron Host WWII Veteran

31 Squadron recently hosted a WWII Veteran, Leo Fenning, and showed him around a Tornado GR4 to see how things had changed since his days in the Royal Air Force.