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We hope that this site is not a static site and pages will be continually added as the site grows. This page will list the any squadron association news and any major changes done to the web site and so that regular visitors can keep up with changes.

December 2013 70th Anniversary Scarves: (Sorry sold out).

Ian Taylor the 578 Squadron association treasurer has kindlyorganised the sale of 578 squadron scarves to raise money for next year's 70th anniversary celebrations. For further details click on the picture.



Air Marshal Sir John Curtiss:

Air Marshal Sir John Curtiss flew as a navigator with 578 squadron then with the air transport force in the 1948 Berlin Airlift later he specialised as a night-fighter navigator. He served on a strategic nuclear V-bomber base and later commanded a large RAF air base in Germany at the height of the Cold War. After serving in a senior appointment at No 11 (Fighter) Group, he was appointed as the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) No 18 Group. Later he served as Air Marshal directing air operations in the 1982 Falklands campaign. Curtiss was appointed CB (1979) and KCB (1981).

His obituary in the Daily Telegraph can be found here and the Independent here.

Memorial Service 2013 Information for Saturday 18th May:

The 2013 annual 578 Squadron Association reunion will take place Friday 17th May - Sunday 19th May. A Service of remembrance will be held at Selby Abbey Saturday 18th May at 10:30am. This will be followed by a visit to the Halifax at the Yorkshire Air Museum.
All are welcome to attend.

A report can be found here: 2013 Reunion


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