Spearpoint - Original 55 Squadron Newsletters

In the past, before the days of Internet, the 55 Squadron Association Hon. Sec. used to keep the association  members in touch by post.  The Spearpoint was a Roneo printed news sheet originally, slowly gathered more sides and finally acquired colour as a professionally printed booklet.

Initially printing administrative news, the Spearpoint later printed war and other stories submitted by members - some of which are priceless. As 223 Squadron didn't have an association and as the two squadrons had been through thick and thin together, its ex-members were often included in - and sent - the Spearpoint. As of Feb 1967 (Spearpoint number 69) the association officially included 223 Squadron ex-members.

The available Spearpoints in booklet form, from 1983 to 2013 -  will appear here as they are gradually scanned in. If you have any older copies, please send me a good quality scan for the site. Thanks. I will start the ball with my own rather ragged personal Spearpoint news-sheet from 1972.  Fair copy follows.  After number 46, the cover and the back page are scanned together for convenience. So sometimes you may find the conclusion of a story further up...

Bill

26-1972

1972 - Original, with piece missing
1972 - Original, with piece missing
"Corrected" with a text editor...
"Corrected" with a text editor...

44 - 1983

45 -1983

The Falklands Supplement...
The Falklands Supplement...

46 - 1984

47 - 1985

48 - 1985

49 - 1986

50 - 1986

51 - 1986

52 - 1987

53 - 1988

54 - 1989

Apologies for this poor piece of journalism - but it was centre page in the document...
Apologies for this poor piece of journalism - but it was centre page in the document...

55 - 1989

Opening of war story by the famous Squadron Commander "Cookie" Leon in Spearpoint copies 55 and 56 - Image Can be Expanded
Opening of war story by the famous Squadron Commander "Cookie" Leon in Spearpoint copies 55 and 56 - Image Can be Expanded
Continued in issue 56
Continued in issue 56

56 - 1989

Part 2 of Wg Cdr Leon's story from issue 55.  Image is expandable.
Part 2 of Wg Cdr Leon's story from issue 55. Image is expandable.

57 - 1990

58 - 1990

Deliberately vertical...
Deliberately vertical...

59 - 1991

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60 - 1991

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