The Shackleton Association


The Shackleton Trophy 2016

The Shackleton Trophy is presented annually to the Air Training Corp Squadron that has had the best expedition. The winners are the West Mercian ATC Wing for their expedition to Morocco.

News Mailing List

Our webserver was recently upgraded and now has a mailing list feature. All exisiting Shackleton Association Members who have a valid email address will have been sent an email inviting them to join the News Mailing List ( If you did not receive this email, you can join the mailing list in the Members Only area - contact the Membership Secretary for the username and password.

The News Mailing List provides the Association Committee with an easy way of informing members of important news. More details are available on the News Mailing List page.

The Growler No 115 - Winter 2016115th Growler

The Winter 2016 (115th) edition of The Growler is out now!


Shackleton Publications Listed

Looking Up From The Ground

Air Sea Rescue Flight 1943

2016 Association Dinner Pictures

and more.....


The email message shown below was sent on 12 Jan 2015 to all of the Association’s members who have registered their email address with us. Consequently, if you didn’t receive this message and you have an email address, please let our Membership Secretary know by sending him an email to

Dear Members,

The deaths of our members are shown in The Growler but, of course, this does not allow sufficient time to publish any funeral arrangements that may have been passed onto the Association. Consequently, as we are aware that members may wish to attend these functions, especially if they are local to their residence, we have decided to pass these details onto to as many members as possible. Unfortunately, the only method of carrying out this process in a reasonable time is to pass the details via email and, therefore, we have decided to circulate via email any funeral arrangements that we receive to those members who have registered their email address with the Association.

Rest assured that funeral arrangements will not be circulated without the knowledge and agreement of appropriate family members.

Kind Regards & A Happy New Year,

Wally Allaway

Membership Secretary

The Shackleton Association

Website Updates

The most recent website changes have now been published.  The site is now compliant with mobile devices as well as desktop and laptop computers. One of the main changes is improved navigation and you can now navigate between pages on a touch-screen device by swiping left or right.

Engine Run at Coventry 25th January 2014

Here are a few photos of Shackleton WR963 during the engine run on 25th January at Coventry. Fuel priming pump problems meant that only no.3 and no.4 engines could be run - but it was great to hear them growl!