The Association - Home ~ Executive ~ Constitution ~ Minutes ~ Alumni ~ Reunions ~ Kit Shop ~ Membership Form  ~ Museum Display
Charitable Affiliation
The Squadron
- General
~ History ~ Aircraft ~ COs ~ SWOs ~ Heraldic Crests ~ Crew Badges ~ Memorials ~ Stories ~ Photos
Veterans of World War II ~ Squadron Crews

 
 

WELCOME to the 415 Squadron Association website, a venue which showcases the historical record of the Swordfish Squadron.  True to its mandate, the Association looks for opportunities to keep the 415 Alumni informed on matters of mutual interest and to participate in activities that will maintain the Swordfish spirit and sense of pride in the Squadronís accomplishments.  It has now been nine years since the Association was formed in the shadow of the most recent disbandment of the Squadron in 2005.  Since that time much effort has been expended to gather additional information concerning those who have served on the Squadron and to ensure that artefacts are maintained and made available for public display.  Ultimately it is the Associationís hope that 415 Squadron will one day be re-activated and that we can be of assistance to a new cadre of Swordfish.  

Over the past nine years our Alumni has grown to include over 120 members, including a number of World War II veterans.  We encourage all Swordfish to join our Association. While membership is restricted to those who served on 415 Squadron, we do appreciate hearing from family and friends of former Squadron members, many of whom have shared stories and pictures that supplement the historical record.  We invite visitors to this website to contact the Association should they have any questions or comments concerning the sites content. 

As we approach its ten year anniversary, I am proud to report that the 415 Squadron Association is in a strong position, with a sound financial account and a number of meaningful projects both completed and underway.  The Associationís Executive meets on a regular basis, annually sanctions three historical related projects, supports remembrance activities and maintains its affiliation with the veterans residing at Soldiers Memorial Hospital. We are fortunate to have a number of volunteers who share their time and talent to ensure the success of this Association.

Thank you for your interest and while you browse this website please remember the many sacrifices made by the men and women who served our Nation as members of 415 Squadron.

Chris Henneberry
President
415 Squadron Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 THE 2014 EAST MOOR FAMILY MEMORIAL SERVICE

REPORT

 

 

Norman Scott Passes Away

Mr Norman Scott, one of the first members of 415 Squadron, passed away on 11 June 2014. I was fortunate to meet Mr Scott in 2011. A short story that recounts his history with 415 Squadron is posted on the 415 Squadron Association website at Norman Scott

Norman served with many Squadrons both during and after Word War II. He retired from the RAF as a Warrant Officer in 1969 and bought what had been the Necton Tuns Public House, Swaffham, Norfolk. Together with wife, Elsie, & 4 partners, he demolished the site and in its place, opened a Garden Centre which Mrs Scott ran with the partners, Norman having found work overseeing apprentices at a nearby firm making laundry machinery. The garden business was sold seven years later and the Scotts moved to Gilberdyke to be nearer to Elsie's family, who lived in the Hull area.

Within a couple of weeks of their arrival, British Aerospace at Brough had hired Norman as a Technical Author. At the age of 65 years, Norman and Elsie made one further move in 1991 to Hull, which is where I met them while travelling to Yorkshire for an East Moor Ceremony.

Over the years, Norman and Elsie enjoyed a long and happy retirement with many hobbies and interest such as: Scottish Country Dancing, walking, gardening and on Normans part - fishing. Unfortunately, Elsie's health slowly deteriorated and an ever increasing amount of Norman's time was spent lending support to her. His health began to deteriorate this spring and he passed away following a relatively short stay in a local hospital at the age of 94.

Chris Henneberry

President 415 Squadron Association
 

Flying Officer William Lane

Bill passed away peacefully with his wife Helen at his side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    © 2006 - 2014 - 415 Squadron Association - navigator1@eastlink.ca