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President & Vice President
Air Marshal Cliff Spink CB,CBE,FCMI,FRAeS
Hon Vice President--
Air Vice Marshal Boz Robinson
message from our President
Air Marshal Cliff Spink CB,CBE,FCMI,FRAeS,RAF Ret'd
the 74(F) Squadron website and I do hope you enjoy reading about this famous
Royal Air Force Squadron and its association. It was a tremendous honour to take
over from Boz Robinson as President of ‘The Tigers’ association
and to carry on, in some small way, with the enthusiasm that Boz gave to us all.
I commanded 74 from 1986 to 1989 when our steed was the mighty Phantom F4J and
we were based at Wattisham. We were immensely proud of our heritage and
continue to be so today even though our standard no longer flies as an
operational squadron. ‘I Fear No Man’ has to be the most evocative motto
ever given to a fighter squadron – that spirit lives on.
Best wishes to all
message from our Hon Vice President
Marshal Boz Robinson RAF Ret'd
My very first squadron was 74 during the Meteor and
Hunter days at Horsham St Faith and those times remain very firmly embedded in
the aging memory as being wonderful days of happy flying and great
comradeship. That seems to me to be the common bond that unites us in our
wonderful association. I feel greatly honoured to have been educated by 74
Squadron - it has influenced my attitude to life throughout the last 50 years. No doubt there are many of you who will feel the
same sense of gratitude and therefore loyalty to the squadron and of course to
the Royal Air Force. We Fear No Man and gain hugely from the 74 Squadron
spirit. Let us put political correctness aside and speak our mind bravely and
I hope you will enjoy
this website and support those who have brought it into action, and I hope we
shall see many more TIGERS at the reunions in the future. All the newcomers
say that it is a much more enjoyable event than they had expected - and they
come again !
What's on the 74 (F) Squadron
Association Web Site
Please use the navigation frame on the left of this page to navigate around the
site. From here you can reach every important page. All hyperlinks (areas of
text that take you to another page or open an e-mail address) are highlighted in
yellow. The site is
designed for a smallish screen resolution of 800 x 600 - if some of the
formatting looks a little strange, try shrinking the window size a little.
précis of the history of 74 (F) Squadron (kindly provided by Bob Cossey) may be
Details of a number of interesting publications about 74 (F) Squadron are
available on these pages, including 'Tigers'; Bob Cossey's excellent book on the
subject of the Squadron.
to do with the Squadron Association itself may be found on the
the Association' page where you can find out if you are eligible for
membership and, if you are eligible, about how to join. An application may be
submitted on-line or by post if preferred.
'Member's Pages' contain news and views from members and here you will find
electronic versions of 'The Tiger News' - The Association's newsletter.
'Photographic Archive' containing art and photographs about the Squadron and
Association events. Photographs to illustrate the site are always welcome;
please send them to John Crow
Association Webmaster) or Bob
links about aviation or military associations may be found on the
page and I am always interested in reciprocal 'banner' arrangements with
suitable sites. Please e-mail John Crow
Association Webmaster) in the first instance with sites that may be of
interest to our members.
committee may be contacted by e-mail by clicking their names at the top of this
page or by using the information on the
'Contact the Committee' page. In line with
member's wishes, details of individual members are not available through this
site. Please address all enquiries to Bob Cossey
Association Secretary) who will contact lost
friends on your behalf and try to put you back in touch.
you have any problems with this site please contact me to let me know. I have
done my best to ensure that the site loads on as many different systems at every
effects but there may be occasional problems and I will do my best to rectify
any difficulties arising from problems at this end.
John Crow - Association Webmaster
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