From it's foundation, the Association worked to promote the fellowship and traditions of No. 214 (FMS) Squadron Royal Air Force. Full membership was open to all those who had served with this unit and associate membership was available to family members and others with links to the Squadron. To keep all members in touch they published a newsletter called 'Nightjar' several times a year. Also an annual reunion was held and was always well attended by veterans and their families. The Association's aim was to preserve the memory of all those served with the Squadron throughout it's history. Over the last few years the number of members has dwindled and sadly the Association had to close. This website will hopefully continue to follow the good work of the Association.
Most of the documents that the Association held are now held by the former Historian of the Association.
Email from an Association member :
With the reported closure of the 214 Squadron Association in the near future, I wish to acknowledge the wonderful work of Peter Walker, John Gulliver and all of the association committee members over the many many years of operation.
As a serving member of 214 Squadron, RAAF during WW11, it has been a pleasure to be kept in touch with the Association activities which has also facilitated contact with many old squadron members from those days.
At 96 years of age, I too feel the need to wind back some of my activities.
Please convey to all the squadron committee members my warmest wishes for the future and greetings for the coming festive season.
Source : Compiled and written by Vic Pheasant, edited by Alan Mawby and Jock Whitehouse
The Squadron Association decided to erect a permanent memorial to the Squadron and raised funds for this. On 18 July 2009 a dedication ceremony for the memorial was held at The National Memorial Arboretum in Alrewas, Staffordshire A picture of the memorial is shown below :