This page is for links that have relevance to Association members. They cover not just direct RAF matters, but also links to some interesting web sites. I hope you enjoy them and if you'd like to suggest a link or two please get in touch with me and I'll see what I can do:
264 Squadron Association
It was May 2000, that we re-formed our Association and since that date we have had about 100 members join us, including several Battle of Britain Aces, ex Commanding Officers, Pilots, Navigators, Airframes, Engines, Radar, Instruments, Armourers etc.
It has been an aim in our Squadron Association, that we should follow the ideals of the Royal Air Forces Association and RAF Family, in that, whatever our rank or position, we are all equal and this has proved to be very successful and made our association that much stronger.
Please click here and have a look at our website...
The Blenheim Society
The Blenheim Mk 1 was introduced to 30 Sqn in July 1938 at RAF Habbaniya. Why not re-aquaint yourself by clicking here!
RAF News Online
Get up-to-date on what's going on in the RAF today. Just click here
The Benefits of ServicePals.com Membership Forces Friends are reunited every day at ServicePals.com - we are a UK Armed Forces Friend Finder allowing you to find lost military friends and colleagues and reunite with old mates from the British Army, Royal Navy and Royal Air Force (RAF). Take a peek at this site if you're interested.
- Free for all to join and find pals
- Make new friends
- Create groups and discussions
- Safe, secure access from anywhere
- Endorsed by The Royal British Legion
Squadron Aircraft Types
30 Sqn flew many types of aircraft from it's formation in 1915 in Egypt. In this section you might be interested in having a re-aquaintance with your often beloved machine. Below are some links to websites that you may find interesting and informative:
- Lockheed C130
- Blackburn Beverley
- Valetta C Mk1
- Hurricane 1 & 2
- Thunderbolt 1 & 2
- Tempest F Mk2
- Dakota C Mk 4
- Blenheim 1
- Other types operated by 30 Sqn
Another very good place to get information about aircraft 30 Sqn have operated is to visit the following link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/No._30_Squadron_RAF
Mark is a very well known and respected aviation artist. He has painted many pictures for 30 Sqn from which many prints have been produced. If you'd like to see more of Mark's work just click here for his own site, and also The Aviation Art Gallery
John F Hamlin
John F Hamlin's book 'Flat Out' is a concise history of 30 Squadron from its formation in Egypt to recent times. John has written many historic books and his website is well worth a visit. Please click here: John F Hamlin.
If you'd like a copy of his book the ISBN number is as follows: ISBN 0-85130-308-0, and is available at pretty much anywhere. Probably best to search for it on the internet. Or, if you prefer, you should be able to order it from Waterstones or WH Smiths. Everywhere I've looked the price is about £34.
Life as aircrew often looks like the easy life to those who do not fly aeroplanes: turn up for your next flight, jolly off around the world to somewhere exciting, stay in 5 star hotels and then after lounging around in the sun for a while, cruise home to mum, who meanwhile has been repairing the washing machine, taking the kids to school and so on. Well, there may be the odd grain of truth in there somewhere if you fly for British Airways, but things can be a touch different on the RAF Hercules Force... Find out more from the Rompers Green website!
Royal Air Force Association
The RAFA has the largest membership... Click here