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The Queen’s Birthday Honours List

2021-06-16T16:38:35+01:0016 June 2021|News|

Honours awarded Outstanding service to the RAF Association has been recognised in three National Presidential Certificates, awarded to coincide with Her Majesty The Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The following have been commended: Moyne Blake of Cheltenham Branch for selfless and sustained voluntary ...

Joe Bell Obituary

2021-03-10T16:22:16+00:0025 February 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+00:0024 February 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+00:0023 February 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+00:0018 February 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+00:0016 February 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 ...