|No. 10 Squadron RAF|
Badge of 10 Squadron
|Active||1 January 1915 - 14 October 2005|
|Branch||Royal Air Force|
|Motto||Rem acu tangere|
Latin: "To hit the mark"
|Battle honours||Western Front 1915-1918, Loos, Somme 1916, Arras, Somme 1918, Channel and North Sea 1940-1945, Norway 1940, Ruhr 1940-1945, Fortress Europe 1940-1944, German Ports 1940-1945, Biscay Ports 1940-1945, Berlin 1940-1945, Invasion Ports 1940, France and Germany 1944-1945, Norway 1944, Rhine, Gulf 1991|
|A Winged Arrow|
No. New Year See also New Year The Ancient Romans began their consular year on January 1st since 153 BC Events 1066 - Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings - In England on Senlac Hill seven miles from Hastings, the forces A battle honour is a military tradition practised in the Commonwealth countries of the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, New Zealand 10 Squadron was a Royal Air Force squadron. The squadron served in a variety of roles (observation, bombing and transport) over its 90 year history. The squadron disbanded on 14 October 2005 and the aircraft and personnel were transferred to 101 Squadron. Events 1066 - Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings - In England on Senlac Hill seven miles from Hastings, the forces No 101 Squadron of the Royal Air Force operates the Vickers VC-10 K3 and K4 from RAF Brize Norton
Formed, as part of the Royal Flying Corps, in 1915 during World War I at Farnborough, 10 Squadron served on the Western Front in France in the spotting and bombing roles with a variety of aircraft types. The Royal Flying Corps (RFC was the over-land air arm of the British military during most of the First World War. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Farnborough is a Town in the Rushmoor district of Hampshire, England. See Western Front (disambiguation for other meanings Western Front was a term used during the First and Second World Like many other squadrons, it was disbanded in 1919 following the end of the war.
The squadron reformed as a bomber unit at RAF Upper Heyford in 1928, before moving to RAF Dishforth in 1937. RAF Upper Heyford was a Royal Air Force station located north-west of Bicester near the village of Upper Heyford Oxfordshire, England. Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. RAF Dishforth is a Royal Air Force / British Army station in North Yorkshire, England. Year 1937 ( MCMXXXVII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. During this time, the unit operated a variety of types, including Hyderabads, Hinaidis, Virginias and Handley Page Heyfords, beginning the Second World War equipped with the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley. The Handley Page Heyford was a twin-engine British Biplane bomber of the 1930s World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The squadron remained a part of Bomber Command throughout the war, re-equipping with the Halifax in 1941. RAF Bomber Command was the organisation that controlled the RAF 's bomber forces from 1936 to 1968 WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Year 1941 ( MCMXLI) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (the link will display 1941 calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
Following the end of the war in Europe in 1945, the Squadron spent four years with Transport Command flying Dakotas, first in India and then, after a short disbandment, in Europe, taking part in the Berlin Airlift. RAF Transport Command was an Royal Air Force command which controlled all Transport aircraft of the RAF WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout The Berlin Blockade (24 June 1948 – 11 May 1949 was one of the first major international crises of the Cold war.
No 10 Squadron reverted to its original bomber role in the 1950s and early 1960s, seeing it take part in the Suez Crisis, equipped with the Canberra, and then flying Victors at RAF Cottesmore. The Suez Crisis, also referred to as the Tripartite Aggression, (أزمة السويس - العدوان الثلاثي Crise du canal de Suez מבצע קדש Kadesh WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout Station crest The badge of RAF Cottesmore consists of a Hunting horn, a Five-pointed star and a horseshoe
In 1966, the squadron became the first to receive the new VC10, reverting to an air transport squadron at RAF Fairford in the July of that year. RAF Fairford is a Royal Air Force station in Gloucestershire, England. The unit moved to RAF Brize Norton in 1967, where it remained until disbanded in 2005. RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, about 50 miles west of London, England, United Kingdom, is the largest airbase of the Royal Air Force The C1 differs from later marks of RAF VC-10s in that they were delivered newly built as strategic transports. The VC-10 K2, K3 and K4s of 101 Squadron are all converted airliners. No 101 Squadron of the Royal Air Force operates the Vickers VC-10 K3 and K4 from RAF Brize Norton
14 VC-10 C1s were delivered to 10 Squadron between 1966 and 1967. This is a list of Aviation -related events from 1966: Events Puerto Rican International Airlines begin services This is a list of Aviation -related events from 1967: Events The Canadian Golden Centennaires Aerobatic team The C1 was a variant of the civil 'Standard VC-10' fitted with the wing and more powerful engines of the 'Super VC-10'. The C1 can carry 139 passengers in rear facing seats, eight standard pallets or up to 78 medical evacuation stretchers.
The strengthened floor allowed the C1 to transport 1,000lb bombs for the Tornado GR1 force during the Gulf War, each aircraft carrying 50 per flight. WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout During the war, 10 Sqn flew 1,326 sorties in over 5,000 hours. The squadron also took part in most other operations involving British forces, including the 1982 Falklands War and the 2003 war in Iraq. The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas/Guerra del Atlántico Sur also called the Falklands Conflict/Crisis, was fought in 1982 between Argentina and the
The squadron operated the Vickers VC10 C1 from RAF Brize Norton, Oxfordshire. The Vickers VC10 is a British Airliner designed and built by Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft Ltd and first flown in 1962. RAF Brize Norton in Oxfordshire, about 50 miles west of London, England, United Kingdom, is the largest airbase of the Royal Air Force Introduced as air transport aircraft, the VC10 C1 fleet was modified in 1993 to allow it operate in the AAR role as well by the installation of wing mounted refueling pods. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Aerial refueling, also called air refueling, in-flight refueling ( IFR) air-to-air refueling ( AAR) or tanking, is The aircraft are now known as C1(K)s.
The most visible role No. 10 squadron's VC10s have played is that of VIP transport and aeromedical evacuations. In the VIP role the C1s have flown the British Royal Family, government ministers and Prime Ministers around the world. A Very Important Person, or VIP is a person who is accorded special privileges due to his or her status or importance The British Royal Family is the group of close relatives of the monarch of the United Kingdom. In recent times it has been announced that the VC10 VIP role has been phased out, VIP transport now carried out by chartered British Airways 767s and the RAF BAe 146 fleet. British Airways plc ( is the national Airline and Flag carrier of the United Kingdom and one of the largest in Europe WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft. Please see WikipediaWikiProject Aircraft/page content for recommended layout However Prime Minister Tony Blair has reverted to the VC10 for more sensitive flights, notably during his diplomacy to Pakistan and the Middle East after the September 11, 2001 attacks. Anthony Charles Lynton "Tony" Blair (born 6 May 1953 is a British Politician who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to Pakistan () officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country located in South Asia, Southwest Asia, Middle East and The Middle East is a Subcontinent with no clear boundaries often used as a synonym to Near East, in opposition to Far East.