THE ROYAL AIR FORCE SERVICING COMMANDO
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2020

Vic Ingledew
Electronic-EGM Results and Subscription Payments
2020 Annual Reunion Dinner and AGM Cancelled
Mr Jo (John) Wright 3210 SC
Mr Don Fisher 3209 SC

2019

RAFSC&TSW Association On-line Clothing range
2019 Families & Friends Day
Families Day Funds Raised
2019 Annual Reunion Dinner and AGM

2018

2018 Act of Remembrance at the Cenotaph
2018 Annual Reunion Dinner and AGM
BRITISH FORCES in GERMANY - A MOVING CELEBRATION
Employment Opportunity
Dave Linney
The Association Reunion Dinner and AGM 2018 - Warning Order
Alan Robinson
Aaron "Mork" Lovell

2017

Group Captain John Craven-Griffiths OBE
Wreath Laying at B3 Airfield
2017 Annual Reunion Dinner and AGM
SAC Jordan Williams Airman of the Year - The President's Award
Gwyneth Pritchard
Old Boss - New Boss

2016

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

2015

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

2014

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 the NMA

2013

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!

2012

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

2011

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

2010

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

2009

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!

2008

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

2007

THE ARMED FORCES MEMORIAL AT THE NATIONAL MEMORIAL ARBORETUM
Association Annual General Meeting and Reunion - June 2007
TSW Hand-over in Bosnia
Presentation of the President's Award 2009
STAFFORD AND TACTICAL SUPPLY WING
WING KEEPS THE FUEL FLOWING ON DESERT OPS




Vic Ingledew

We record with sadness the death of Vic Ingledew, who passed away on 26th May 2020.  Vic was formerly a TSW Wg WO and latterly worked with Air & Ground Ltd. He will be remembered as a cheery, even-tempered soul with a great fondness for the Wing.  David Orr writes “…When I ran the Supply Sqn at MPA in 98, Vic was an invaluable calming influence on all - not least me!”.  Our thoughts and condolences are with Vic's family and friends at this very sad time.

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Electronic-EGM Results and Subscription Payments

The AGM is typically when major proposals are submitted and members asked to vote on them; however, given our current situation and the time sensitive nature of our Memorials project, whilst at the same time maintaining our need to uphold statutory obligations, the Committee decided to hold an ‘electronic-EGM’ on a number of proposals relating to the project. 

In total 150 votes were received.  The vote was a resounding success and it was great to see so many members vote on what are some key proposals for the Association over the coming months and years.  Therefore, on behalf of the Committee, a huge thank you to all who took the time and effort to contribute, it was much appreciated.  The results clearly show that all four proposals received a majority 'YES' vote and therefore all four motions were passed.  As such, all membership renewals will now be priced at £15 (£16 if paying via PayPal) per member annually with immediate effect and, along with those now wishing to take advantage of the ten year package deal, members should now please contact the Membership Secretary for further details regarding subscription payments.

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2020 Annual Reunion Dinner and AGM Cancelled

Regrettably, in light of the situation regarding COVID-19, it has been decided to cancel this year’s annual Reunion Dinner, AGM and Families Day on 3rd and 4th July.  Further information will be published when known.  Meanwhile, keep safe and stay healthy.

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Mr Jo (John) Wright 3210 SC

We record with sadness the death of Jo (John) Wright, ex-3210 SC, who passed away on 24th February 2020 following a brief illness; he had reached the fine age of 97.  Jo served with 3210 SC and was a recent recruit to the Association – joining us in November 2018.  He was a highly skilled target shooter and, to our knowledge, was the oldest person in the world to shoot at an internationally competitive level achieving scores which were the envy of many.  There was something very special about the RAF Servicing Commandos and Jo exemplified the spirit that made these men special.

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Mr Don Fisher 3209 SC

Don Fisher 3209 SC

It is with great sadness that we record the death of Don Fisher on 15th February 2020 at Sarasota, Florida, USA, aged 95.  Don was a keen supporter of the Association, albeit from afar.  He was able to join us at the annual reunion in 2015 when he travelled from his home in Sarasota, via a holiday in Spain, to be with us for the weekend.  Don made such an impression; the clarity of his memories was remarkable - he brought the past to life and he will be remembered for his enthusiasm, energy, good humour, sprightliness and warmth.

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2019

RAFSC&TSW Association On-line Clothing range

Chris Ryan has now completed the start-up for the Association online shop. We have started with Hoodies, Sweats, Tee's and Polo's for now with a greater range to follow. Please click here to see the products.

All profits raised from the sale of garments will be put back into the funds for use in welfare of members, or to subsidise future events.

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2019 Families and Friends Day

On Saturday 29 June 2019, Tactical Supply Wing held their annual Families and Friends Day at MOD Stafford.  The gates opened at 11 O’clock and serving TSW personnel, their families, friends and members of the Servicing Commando & TSW Association swiftly filled the event.

There was a wide range of activities aimed at all age groups, with the adults being able to enjoy the shade of the food and refreshment tents whilst the children played on the various inflatable bouncy castles, slides and football darts.  The RAF Regiment, in conjunction with the ATC Cadets, created a paint ball range that bore targets of the Senior Management at TSW, allowing many of the children to show off their marksmanship skills, gaining top scores.

The dunk tank provided the valiant Officer and Senior Non-Commissioned Officer volunteers with some light relief from the scorching sunshine.  The children (and the odd TSW member) tried their best to hit the bullseye, however, when they did miss, there was always one person that would gleefully run up and smack the button!

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There were interactive displays by the RAF Motor Cross Team and the Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team where the children experienced the bikes and boats and don the specialist PPE.  TSW and the Historic Vehicle Society laid on a display of both old and modern military vehicles, which gave the families an appreciation of the complexity of driving such large vehicles.  

The icing on the cake were the two Puma Helicopters from RAF Benson, which provided Air Experience flights.  In all, 96 people flew around Stafford and the surrounding countryside, which was a new experience for many.

The day was a great success, allowing TSW to raise over £1,100 for several military and local charities.  A massive thank you is owed to the RAF Benevolent Fund and the RAF Charitable Trust for providing a donation to the TSW Families & Friends Day; without their help it would not have been such a huge success.

Thanks to all those who supported, we look forward to seeing you again next year!

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On 29th June 2019 Tactical Supply Wing held their annual Families Day event. Throughout the day there was a range of activities in order to raise awareness and money for local and military charities that TSW support.  The total amount raised was £1,120.44.  As a result of the activities on the day a total of £200 was donated to the RAF Benevolent Fund which supports a wide range of serving and veteran RAF personnel.  The Staffordshire Search and Rescue Team received £250 and the remaining £670.44 was donated to Katherine House Hospice in Stafford, who have a highly skilled team of dedicated volunteers and specialist care workers that provide end-of-life care to residents from within the local community.  Overall, the day was a resounding success and enjoyed by all who attended.

Cheque Presentation to Kathrine House Hospice
Presentation of the cheque to Katherine House Hospice

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2019 Annual Reunion Dinner and AGM

The 2019 Reunion Dinner and AGM was held at Stafford on 28th and 29th June.  The events were very well attended, with 80+ members and friends sitting down to dine in the Sergeants' Mess on the Friday evening. 

   
         
   

The main points arising from the AGM were as follows:

A record of the AGM can be found here.

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