Monthly Archives: September 2015
The Assoc Chairman, Peter Lawrence and the National Secretary, Frank Xavier attended the Battle of Britain Thanksgiving Service on Sunday 20 Sept 15, at Westminster Abbey where the principle guests were HRH Prince of Wales, Lord Mayor of Westminster, the Defence Secretary and the Air Force Board.
Dave Foley carried out the National Standard with faultless precision worthy of RAF Regiment. After the Service, the guests were treated to QCS Continuity Drill Display to the music provided by the RAF Regt Band, in the Dean’s Yard. A Fly-past by the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight -( how thrilling is it to see the Hurricanes and Spitfires buzzing over the Place of Westminster ) was a fitting end to the 75th Anniversary Commemoration, and as Herbert Corby, (b. 1911), poignantly reminds of the Few ……..
” Their lives are ended, but dreams are not yet lost
If you remember in your laugh and song These boys who do not sing and laughed not long”
The following individuals have been awarded the personal Commendation of the CG RAF Regt for the Award Year 2014-15:
- Mrs Jenny BADRICK – Forces & Corporate Publishing – For services to the Corps’ Centurion Journal
- Mrs Heather DOUGLAS – OM RAF Honington – For services to Corps social events.
- Mrs Valerie DUNLOP – PA/CG RAF Regt – For services to successive CG’s RAF Regt.
- Mr David GOODING – RAF Regt Assoc – For services to Assoc annual Remembrance events.
- Lt Col Joseph HERRMANN – US Army Chem Corps – For services to Corps CBRN capabilities.
- Sgt Paul ROBINSON – RAF FP Trg Flt RAF Valley – For services to RAF Regt Rugby League.
- FS Steven SIMMS – 1 Sqn RAF Regt – For services to RAF Regt Rugby League.
Commendation certificates will be presented at a later date. The Corps congratulates the Award recipients for their outstanding contributions to the Corps’ ethos and traditions. [CPeN 372]
Record of decisions (Final Draft) RAF Regiment Association NMC Meeting – Saturday 08:30 to 11:15* 05 Sep 15 held at the WOs & SNCOs Mess RAFC Cranwell Download Here