RAF YATESBURY ASSOCIATION

Welcome

This is the official web site of the RAF Yatesbury Association and incorporates RAF Compton Bassett, Cherhill and Townsend.

Aims of the association

The aim of the association is to preserve the memories and history of these RAF stations and all who were involved particularly those that gave their lives in the service of their country.

2018 AGM

The 2018 AGM will be on Sunday 12th August.
A service in All Saints Church, Yatesbury at 1030, followed by lunch and the AGM in Benson Hall, Compton Bassett.
The minutes of the 2017 AGM can be viewed by clicking on the "AGM minutes" tab in the paragraph below.  

Eastern Branch

The annual meeting and lunch of the Eastern Branch will be held on Saturday 20th October in the Village Hall, School Road,  Downham, Essex CM11 1QN. Doors open 1215. If you would like to attend please contact Clive Simpson on msig721@yahoo.com


Membership

Membership is open to all those who have an interest in the association and its aims.

Membership of the site is free. It  does not constitute full membership of the Association. 

If you have registered on the website but not applied for full membership please DO NOT put Yes in answer to the question "Are you a member of the Association?"

For membership of the Association please contact the membership secretary or go to the Membership link on the main menu and download a Membership Form by clicking on the App Form link. 

PHOTOS

If you are visiting the site and intend to use it regularly please upload a photo of yourself. 
As we get older names fade but faces often stir a memory. 

                       

    RAF YATESBURY              COMPTON BASSETT                     RAF CHERHILL

                                                                                          

First Canadian Article

Reminiscences of Yatesbury 11-05-12

Sparks Trade Badge

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History of badge

As far as it is known, the Telecommunication trade is the only one with a trade badge. The original reason for this is that in the early day of the RAF only NCO's were allowed to address an officer. A member of the telecommunication trade might have an important message and the badge enable him to address an officer directly.