550 Squadron and RAF North Killingholme Association Events

2017 (advance notice)

EventLocationDate/time
Commemoration
P/O Dukelow crew: LL851
P/O Purney crew: JA712
P/O Hinde crew: DV309
Rebecq, Belgium Wednesday 24th May 2017

Advance notice has been received of a combined ceremony to be held in Rebecq to remember the 550 crews who crashed in Belgium:
St. Niklaas (P/O P J Dukelow)
Rebecq (P/O E C Purney RCAF)
and Westerlo (P/O G W Hinde)
Commemoration
P/O McCrae crew: LL810
Lichtervelde, Belgium Sunday 28th May

Advance notice has been received that a memorial to the McCrae crew will be unveiled in Lichtervelde
The official unveiling of the memorial at the crash site of the P/O McCrae crew (LL810/BQ-K) who were killed on 27/28 May 1944 will take place at 10.30am on 28th May, the 73rd anniversary of their loss
Commemoration
F/O Milburn crew: ME581
Berinzenne, Belgium Summer 2017

A memorial plaque will be laid later in the year in memory of F/O Milburn and crew who crashed flying ME581/BQ-D on 22/23 April 1944
Commemoration
F/O Hayter crew: NF963
Ellingstring, Yorkshire Saturday 24th June at noon

Notice has been received that a memorial plaque to the crew of NF963/BQ-A will be unveiled at the crash site. NF963 was on a training flight when it crashed on 4th October 1944. F/O S H Hayter was the only survivor.
North Killingholme Annual Reunion Reunion 2017 North Killingholme Friday 8th and Saturday 9th September 2017
(some events on Sunday and possibly also on Monday morning)
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 12th November 2017

2016

EventLocationDate/time
Inauguration of the Jalhay Memorial
F/Sgt Jefferies crew: LM425
Jalhay, Belgium Saturday 9th April 2016, 11AM

http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/jalhay2016.php
Commemoration
P/O Purney crew: JA712
Rebecq, Belgium Wednesday 25th May 2016

http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/rebecq2016.php
Commemoration
P/O Dukelow crew: LL851
Sint Niklaas, Belgium Saturday 28th May 2016

http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/stniklaas2016.php
Commemoration
P/O Hinde crew: DV309
Westerlo, Belgium Sunday 29th May 2016

http://www.rebecq-memorial.eu/westerlo2016.php
New (replacement) plaque on the Berinzenne Memorial
F/O Milburn crew: ME581
Berinzenne, Belgium Summer 2016
Commemoration
F/O Neilson crew: LM134
Rhenen, The Netherlands Friday 17th June 2016

For details of the planned schedule see: here
If you need more information then please contact: Gerard van der Vliet
North Killingholme Annual Reunion North Killingholme Friday 1st - Sunday 3rd July 2016
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 13th November 2016

2015

EventLocationDate/time
Commemoration, Purney crew: JA712 Rebecq, Belgium Wednesday 27th May
Commemoration, McCrae crew: LL810 Lichtervelde, Belgium Thursday 28th May
North Killingholme Annual Reunion North Killingholme Friday 3rd - Sunday 5th July 2015
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 8th November

2014

EventLocationDate/time
Commemoration Service: LM392 Artolsheim, France Saturday 12th April
Commemoration Service: LL852 Sondernach, France Sunday 13th April
Commemoration Service: JA712 Rebecq, Belgium Wednesday 28th May

This commemoration will remember all the 550 crews lost over Belgium 70 years ago:
  • Berinzenne
  • Jalhay
  • Sint-Niklass
  • Westerlo
  • Lichtervelde
  • Rebecq
Commemoration Service: LL851 Sint-Niklaas, Belgium Saturday 31st May
Commemoration Service: DV309 Westerlo, Belgium Sunday 1st June
North Killingholme Annual Reunion

70th Anniversary: Squadron Operations from North Killingholme
North Killingholme Friday 4th July (afternoon/evening, arrive)
Saturday 5th July (main events, inc. flypast)
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 9th November

2013

EventLocationDate/time
Commemoration Service Rebecq, Belgium Wednesday 29th May
North Killingholme Annual Reunion

70th Anniversary: Squadron formation
North Killingholme Friday 5th July (afternoon/evening, arrive)
Saturday 6th July (main events, inc. flypast)
Sunday 7th July (tour of NK airfield for those who wish to visit)
Monday 8th July (visit to Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at RAF Coningsby)
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 10th November

2012

EventLocationDate/time
Commemoration Service Rebecq, Belgium Saturday 9th May
Services Westerlo, Belgium Saturday 19th May & Sunday 20th May
North Killingholme Annual Reunion

30th Anniversary: unveiling of the Memorial Stone
20th Anniverary: founding of the Association
North Killingholme Saturday 30th June
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 11th November

2011

EventLocationDate/time
Unveiling of Memorial Rebecq, Belgium Saturday 7th May
North Killingholme Annual Reunion North Killingholme Saturday 2nd July
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 13th November

2010

EventLocationDate/time
Services Westerlo, Belgium Saturday 22nd May & Sunday 23rd May
North Killingholme Annual Reunion North Killingholme Saturday 3rd July
Hull University weekend & Association AGM Hull University & North Killingholme Friday 2nd July - Sunday 4th July
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 14th November

2009

EventLocationDate/time
North Killingholme Annual Reunion North Killingholme Saturday 4th July, 12:00 - 16:30
Hull University weekend & Association AGM Hull University & North Killingholme Friday 3rd July - Sunday 5th July
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 8th November

2008

EventLocationDate/time
Memorial service, Westerlo Westerlo, Belgium Saturday 24th & Sunday 25th May
North Killingholme Annual Reunion North Killingholme Saturday 5th July, 12:00 - 16:30
Hull University weekend & Association AGM Hull University & North Killingholme Friday 4th July - Sunday 6th July
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 9th November

2007

EventLocationDate/time
Battle of Britain Memorial Flight, unveiling of the Phantom of the Ruhr, Lancaster EE139 RAF Coningsby Friday 27th April, 10:30-16:00
Association photo in front of the Phantom of the Ruhr RAF Coningsby Friday 20th July, 14:00
North Killingholme Annual Reunion: 25th anniversary of the unveiling of the 550 Squadron Memorial Stone North Killingholme Saturday 21st July, 12:00 - 16:30
Hull University weekend & Association AGM Hull University & North Killingholme Friday 20th July - Sunday 22nd July
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 11th November

2006

EventLocationDate/time
Hull University weekend & Association AGM Hull University & North Killingholme Friday 14th - 16th July
North Killingholme Annual Reunion North Killingholme Saturday 15th July, 12:00 - 16:30
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 12th November

2005

EventLocationDate/time
Commemoration
F/O G Nye and crew (marking the 60th anniversairy of the crash on 3rd/4th February 1945): PD221
Westerbook, Holland Friday 3rd - 6th May
Hull University weekend & Association AGM Hull University & North Killingholme Friday 8th - 10th July
North Killingholme Annual Reunion North Killingholme Saturday 9th July, 12:00 - 16:30
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 13th November

2004

EventLocationDate/time
Commemoration
P/O Hinde crew (marking the 60th anniversairy of the crash on 21/22 May 1944) : DV309
Westerlo, Belgium 22nd/23rd May
Hull University weekend & Association AGM Hull University & North Killingholme Friday 8th - 10th July
North Killingholme Annual Reunion North Killingholme Saturday 10th July, 12:00 - 16:30
Armistice Service, Remembrance Sunday 550 Squadron Memorial Stone
St. Denys' Church
North Killingholme
Sunday 14th November

2003 (and earlier)

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