415 Squadron Association
F/L Alan Dolding and Sutton-on-the-Forest Village representatives
415 Squadron 80th Anniversary Patch
In recognition of the Squadron’s 80th Anniversary, which will occur on 20 August, the current Squadron members have chosen the patch below to proudly wear on their uniforms.
ANNUAL EAST MOOR REMEMBRANCE CEREMONY - 2021
For the second year in a row, the UK COVID-19 restrictions meant that the East Moor Family Memorial events were severely curtailed. Despite group size limits and travel restrictions, the event coordinator, F/L Alan Dolding (RAF), ensured that an act of remembrance was organized. On Saturday 15 May, a small group from Sutton-on-the-Forest met at the RCAF Memorial Cairn located in the village “Pound” to lay a wreath. On behalf of the village, F/L Dolding said a few words of remembrance for the sacrifice and service of all those who served in 6 Group RCAF at RAF East Moor.
F/L Dolding has confirmed that he will coordinate the 2022 event. We hope and pray that conditions will allow for traditional participation from village residents, support organizations and both 415 and 429 Squadrons.
The patch is a simple black and red design that features the 415 colours. Centered is a red swordfish with 80 overlaid denoting the 80th anniversary. The dates of the Squadrons formation 1941 and current year 2021 are centered on the outer ring. The curved texts on the outer ring are the mottos from Bomber Command (TOP) and Coastal Command (BOTTOM), which were the two roles the Squadron flew during WWII. The patch will be 8.5cm in diameter and feature a Velcro™ backing.
A limited production run of patches will be procured and distributed on a first come first serve basis while supplies last. Price is $5.00 each (shipping included) and payment can be made via email transfer.
IF YOU WISH TO ACQUIRE A SOUVENIR PATCH YOU MUST HAVE
YOUR ORDER SUBMITTED BEFORE 15 JULY
To order a 415 Squadron 80th Anniversary Patch please contact Sgt Nathan Crosby 415 Kit Shop at:
And provide the following information:
Name, Quantity Desired and Mailing Address
PLEASE ENSURE ORDER IS MADE BEFORE 15 JULY
Cost is $5.00 per patch (shipping and handling included).
Payment can be made via e-transfer to: Crosby.email@example.com