Yet again the 102 Squadron Association swelled the numbers of St. Catherine's church to the point of bursting, and the service was enjoyed by all.
David and Rose McCallum , John Williams and Tom Sayer.
David has been good enough to give us a few thoughts on the weekend: His father was Thomas McCallum.
" Now that we have had a week to recharge our batteries,what about last weekend?
What a great time we had!
Everything was spot on from the meeting in the afternoon to the great night we had at the Reunion Dinner in the evening. The speeches were passionate and memorable and although we had seen the Bomber Command Tribute film on TV some weeks earlier,it seemed to have been even more meaningful on the night when surrounded by like minded people.
The rolling photos which you produced of the airmen throughout the evening, which included some of my father and Harry Morrissy was yet another highlight of a great weekend.
Moving on to Sunday, it was great to see so many comparing notes and everyone getting on so well.
My only regret was not to have spent more time with Roy Whittle as I did not realise that he would have been in the Squadron at the same time as my father. Most of the other Squadron members came along later as my father was one of the first to arrive at the new Squadron location Pocklington August 1942 to coincide with the delivery of the new Halifax Bombers.
Once again we would wish to thank you for your sterling contribution to our great weekend and we feel that the future of the Association is in safe hands.
Best Wishes, David & Rose McCallum"
In the centre of the photo, Ron Parsons, his son Glynn, wife Gloria and Glynn's wife Gina.
Left to Right:
Graham Horton, speaking to Harry Hughes, Mike Cumming's and his good lady wife who's name evades me this second .. SORRY Mike..
As is the custom, the Book Of Remembrance was carried forward, this year by Mike Cumming's, whose father was KIA in 1944. The page was turned over by Larry Taylor
And finally, David McCallum with John Everett and his son Peter.
After the service almost all of us walked down to the Street dedication.