Letchworth, Hitchin 
and District Branch
For further details please contact the Hon. Secretary :
Ken Needham on 01462 671534 or Secretary@RAFA-Letchworth.org.uk

The Letchworth, Hitchin & District Branch meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at the Letchworth Conservative Club, Birds Hill Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, SG6 1PH.

The meetings begin at 20.00 hrs. and are open to all R.A.F.A. Members and their guests. We have a schedule of occasional talks and, during the social part of the evening the, Conservative Club put on an an excellent spread of snacks and treats for our enjoyment .

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A chance to pause for a minute in quiet contemplation for our friends and colleagues who have passed away:

Mr R. J. Pyman of Leighton Buzzard.
Wally Clarke of Henlow.
Mr D. J. Jones of Hitchin.
Mrs Mary Byrne of Hitchin.

New Members
We welcome the following new members in 2015:

Sqn Ldr Bell of Lower Stondon
Miss D. Browne of Hitchin
Mr S. Daubney of Broom.
Mrs D. Griffin of Letchworth Garden City.
Mr S. Leach of Henlow.
Rev N. Pnematicatos of Shillington.
W/O. S. Tuckwell of Biggleswade.
Flt Sgt S. Griffin of Letchworth Garden City.

ANNOUNCEMENTS
It is with regret that we have been informed of the passing of Wally Clarke at home on 25th April 2015, aged 90. Wally served with 51 Squadron at Snaith in Yorkshire. His crew survived over 30 missions, on one occasion getting badly shot up with an engine on fire. Wally's; skillful fuel management starved the burning engine of fuel until it went out, saving theplane so they could limp back to England and crash land at RAF Tangmere near Chichester. After completing a full tour of duty the crew was disbanded and Wally was awarded the Distinguished Flying Medal, before being posted RAF Riccall as an instructor.

We are sorry to hear that Buster, the RAF sniffer dog who saved more than 1000 lives, has died aged 13. The Story

The RAF Halton Motorcycle Club is sponsoring the charity event 'Ride for the Few' in support of the RAF Association's Wings Appeal on 6 Sept 2015. The fundraiser is our Branch RAFALO Flight Sergeant Shaun Griffin, RAF. This is to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain and to honour the "few". Please find out more about this innovative and most worthwhile event then give your support HERE    Download the Poster

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