Today The Friends of Metheringham Airfield (FOMA) welcomed family members of those who served at RAF Metheringham, with 106 Squadron and 467 Squadron during WW2. This annual event was organised by the 106 Squadron Families Association to enable families to come together and remember their relatives. This year the reunion coincided with the opening of our new Memorial Room which contains an exhibition of items that reflect the stories of, as well as forming a memorial to, those who served.
We were extremely lucky to have the ribbon cut by Bomber Command Veteran Flight Lieutenant Martin Catty, who served as a Navigator with 514 Squadron flying in Lancaster’s from November 1944 to the end of the war; serving on an amazing 40 operations. (You can hear Martin’s amazing story on the IBCC’s Digital Archive.) Martin was joined by his family and he and others joined with us in a ploughman’s lunch afterwards. During the day, the families shared their own relatives stories with other families and the research team, who had kindly provided the equipment to capture this invaluable information for the museum’s records. The day culminated in a short ceremony of remembrance. We thank everyone for attending as well as those who made the day the success it was. It was great to meet you all. Thank you.