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Group Captain John Craven-Griffiths OBE
Gwyneth Pritchard
Old Boss - New Boss


The TSW Paviour in Heroes' Square
The Association Reunion Dinner and AGM 2017 - Warning Order
Percy Lackey (1918-2016)
2016 Reunion Weekend
Airman of the Year 2015 - The President's Award
Andy "Bart" Lawty
Peter Brown


Chairman's Christmas Message
TSW Blazer Badge Available
2015 Reunion Weekend
SAC Peter Blakemen wins the 2014 President's Award - The Citation
Flt Lt Steve Moull
The Association AGM and Reunion Dinner 2015 - Warning Order


In Remembrance - Armistice Day
D-Day veterans to be awarded the Legion d'Honneur
2014 Reunion Weekend
President's Award for 2013
Joe Ronan
Congratulations to our President
Mr S J "George" Revell
TSW Memorial Stone at thnews_archive_2014.htmle NMA


Winter 2013-2014 Newsletter
Alan Lyon
"Support to Strike"
The History of Tactical Supply Wing

TSW Bergathon 2013
RAF team keeps rotors turning over Afghanistan
Chris Markey and the West Highland Roller-Coaster
Never say Never Again, Bob!
Cromo's at it again!
2013 Reunion Weekend
Presentation of the President's Award 2012
New TSW Rugby Kit
The Association AGM and Reunion Dinner 2013 - Warning Order
Out with the Old - In with the Old!


John McMurdo
Association Newsletter
The Frankton Walk - Sponsorship Request
RAFSCdo 70th Anniversary Remembered
TSW Bergathon 2012
Presentation of the President's Award 2011
Battle of Britain and Freedom of Stafford Parade
TSW Bergathon 2012 - A Plea!
Message from the Chairman - Duncan Grant
Philippa and Jamie White's Mt Fuji Trek
RCAF Tests J-Herc’s Tactical Ground Refuelling Capability
2012 AGM and Reunion Dinner
Committee Changes
TSW Families Day 2012
St Clement Danes Plaque Dedication
The History of Tactical Supply Wing
Association AGM and Reunion Dinner 2012
Paul Hubbard
Wg Cdr Simon Baker
AVM Don Hills


Association Ties in Stock
The Association AGM and Reunion Dinner 2012 - Warning Order
TSW Bergathon 2011
Change of President
On-line Membership Application Facility Introduced
The St Clement Danes Plaque Project
Message from the Chairman
2011 Reunion Dinner and AGM
PayPal Facility Introduced
Presentation of the President's Award 2010
Cromo's Mid-Life Crisis!
Brothers Reunion in Helmand
Presentation to the RAF Historical Society Seminar
The Association Reunion Dinner and AGM 2011 - A Reminder!
TSW and MWSS-373 Celebrate Their Partnership in Afghanistan
New Boss Takes the Reins
Winter 2011 Newsletter Published
Bath Half Marathon Sponsorship in Support of Help for Heroes
The Association Reunion Dinner and AGM 2011 - Warning Order


TSW Bergathon 2010
Tactical Supply Wing Wins the Sir Joe French Award
Machynlleth Air Day
2010 AGM and Reunion Dinner
TSW 40th Anniversary Commemorative CD and DVD
RAFSC & TSW Association now on Facebook
TSW 40th Anniversary Celebrations
Presentation of the President's Award 2009
Arrangements for the 2010 AGM and Reunion Dinner
Missing Person!
Ex-TSW Airmen in Haiti Earthquake
History Archive Project


Presentation of White Goods
Membership Entitlement for Wildenrath and Gutersloh Tactical Fuels Personnel

Chairman Places Poppies at Servicing Commando Memorial
TSW Bergathon 2009
2009 AGM and Reunion Dinner
The Wing Returns from Iraq
Dedication of Plaque to the Fallen Servicing Commandos
Presentation of the President's Award 2008
2009 Reunion and AGM Calling Notice
Photographs Wanted!
Association Stalwart Retires from the Front Line!


Welfare Gifts for TSW Operational Detachments
Remembrance Commemorations in France

RAF Museum Display Opened
Bill Stell - RAFSCdo
Brian "BJ" Jeffery - TSW
Association Ties in Stock
Website Revamped
Spectacles, Testicles, Fags and Matches
Appointment of New Membership Secretary
2008 AGM and Reunion Dinner
Granting of the Freedom of the Borough of Stafford
Presentation of the First President's Award


Association Annual General Meeting and Reunion - June 2007
TSW Hand-over in Bosnia
Presentation of the President's Award 2009

Group Captain John Craven-Griffiths OBE

It is with great regret and sadness that we report the death, on Sunday 13th August, of Father of the Wing and Life Vice President Gp Capt John Craven-Griffiths OBE RAF (retd) after a short illness. The funeral was held, with suitable style, at the Church of St Paul and St Margaret, Nidd, Harrogate on Friday 1st September. TSW provided a guard of honour and pall bearers for the service; Association Chairman, David Orr, writes:

The weather was less than kind and the guard of honour, lining the path to the remote, rural Kirk were drookit`, rain dripping from cap-peaks which were held high, straight and proud nonetheless. Their presence was moving. The Bearer party of SNCOs were expertly marshalled into and out of the restricted space of the ancient nave and chancel by WO Mick Stokes, who had returned to the Wing for this duty in place of Wg WO Gaz Barlow, on richly-deserved holiday in Mexico. The mourners heard CG`s sons Robin, Guy and 2 grandsons give amusing, poignant recollections; and Robin Springett added reflections of a contemporary, military friend and colleague. Another member of the "founding few" team of TSW present amongst the mourners was Jim Coleman, transported by Bob McBey. CO TSW, Jamie Miller, brought particular focus to CG`s enduring legacy. His contribution was warmly welcomed and capped a fine send off.

Of course, as is the way with my prose tales, the sun broke through as CG was borne to the hearse for his final journey, TSW at attention, saluting farewell to their founder. In chatting with Barbara Craven-Griffiths after the service, we were struck by how touched she was by the serving and retired turn out and how keen she was to chat to the young airmen, to thank them personally.  Duty served all round, rightly.

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Gwyneth Pritchard

Gwyneth Pritchard

It is with great sadness that we report the death of Gwyneth Pritchard, who passed away at The Royal Gwent Hospital, on 27th February 2017, aged 88 years.  Gwyneth, together with her husband Eddie of 3206 SC, were instrumental in founding the RAF Servicing Commando Association – the forerunner of the RAFSC & TSW Association.  Unsurprisingly, Gwyneth was a keen supporter of the Association and continued for some years after Eddie’s death as Liaison Member for 3206 SC until her long illness eventually got the better of her.   Gwyneth, a former station announcer at Cardiff General Station, was a keen and accomplished artist and will be sadly missed by all those that knew her.

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Old Boss - New Boss

CO TSW, Wg Cdr Tim Moss, was lunched out of the Mess at Stafford on 2nd March in some style after 26 months in charge of TSW. 

Many well-known figures from the past enjoyed the splendid lunch presided over by WO Gary Barlow, TSW Wg WO.  Mr Ian Dodds of Air & Ground presented a cast Puma on a plinth; and your Association, represented by Chairman David Orr (never far from a good lunch) thanked Wg Cdr Moss for his energetic support of the link between the Wing and Association.  Donations (and fines!) raised a good sum for the RAF Benevolent Fund and Stafford Mountain Rescue.  

Tim is succeeded by Wg Cdr Jamie Miller on his return to the Wing; we wish both Tim and Jamie well in their new appointments.

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