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Joe Bell Obituary

2021-03-10T16:22:16+00:00February 25, 2021|News|

Joe Bell, Operation Manna Veteran Dies Aged 103  The Royal Air Forces Association was sad to learn of the death of Second World War Bomber Command veteran Cecil Joseph Bell, known as Joe.  Joe joined the RAF in November 1936, shortly before ...

Helen Peters’ story

2021-03-11T10:42:47+00:00February 24, 2021|News|

Waiting, but not watching – Helen Peters’ story: Our activity marking 30 years since Operation Desert Storm/GRANBY has focused on those who were there and the impact the conflict had on many families. Here we speak to Helen Peters, wife of John. ...

Gordon Moulton Barrett Obituary

2021-02-23T14:46:07+00:00February 23, 2021|News|

Gordon Moulton-Barrett: Farewell To Pilot Who Survived Infamous Wartime Prison Camp  A Second World War Lancaster bomber pilot who survived being shot down over Germany and was a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III has died aged 98.  Gordon Moulton-Barrett served as a Flight Lieutenant with No 207 Squadron, and flew 17 sorties before his aircraft was shot down during a Berlin bombing raid on Christmas Eve, 1943.  After being captured ...

Welfare Case Study

2021-02-18T09:19:31+00:00February 18, 2021|News|

Welfare Case Study: After John nearly died, the RAF Association was our lifeline...   When ex-pats Tina and John Wren visited their native Scotland in summer 2017 they expected to stay for just a few weeks. Tina needed to spend a short time ...

Connected for Life

2021-03-11T11:02:17+00:00February 16, 2021|News|

Connected for Life: Tornado Tribute Tour of England Update. As part of our ongoing activity marking 30 years since the first Gulf War, we wanted to consider the role of friendship during conflict and beyond and being connected for life. Mal Craghill ...

Geoffrey Medcalf MBE Obituary

2021-02-09T14:25:43+00:00February 9, 2021|News|

The RAF Association was sad to learn about the death of Second World War veteran Geoffrey Medcalf MBE. Soon after joining RAF Coastal Command in 1941 as an aircraft mechanic, Geoffrey was posted to Iceland to help service the aircraft supporting the ...

Charles Gallagher DFC Obituary

2021-02-06T07:00:21+00:00February 6, 2021|News|

The RAF Association is commemorating the life of Flying Officer Charles Gallagher DFC, a Bomber Command veteran who died on Christmas Eve 2020. Charles was born in Nottingham in 1924 and educated in Devon and at Cambridge University. He joined the Universiy ...

Tornado Tribute Tour Update

2021-03-24T10:02:16+00:00February 1, 2021|News|

Tornado Tribute Tour of England Update- Gulf War veterans honour fallen colleagues with charity bike ride.   Mal Craghill and Martin Wintermeyer have completed five of their planned eight rides to mark the thirtieth anniversary of the first Gulf War and to commemorate ...