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.

BRANCH NEWS

Facebook
The Branch now has a presence on Facebook; click the logo at the bottom of this page to find us.

Last Post
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.
Mr W.A. 'Wally' Clarke of Henlow, D.F.C
Mr D. J. Jones of Hitchin.
Mrs Mary Byrne of Hitchin.

New Members
Our membership is now 126.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Branch Visit to the RAF Museum, Hendon
Members visited the museum 6th October 2016, see some photgraphs on the Hendon Museum Visit page under Events Gallery
STORY PIECE

Our Branch RAFALO and his wife recently visited Mr David Swales and his wife Jean at their home in Stevenage. David, now 85, has impaired vision and has received the new RAFA Air Mail reader. David is pictured after receiving his reader at home in Stevenage. He was delighted with how simple it was to use and the quality of the sound. David served in the RAF just after WWII reaching the rank of Corporal. 

David was previously a member of this Branch before transferring to his home town Branch in Stevenage.

Branch Activities for 2016 Wings Appeal
Members took part in a programme of events; here are Ernie, Cyril, Roy and John (on the right) in Letchworth on 17th September. More photos are on the Wings Appeal menu tab.
RAFA Volunteering
Join the RAFA volunteer programme today - download the leaflet.
RAFAGEN Newsletter
Our Spring edition of RAFAGEN is available for download via the About menu item.

AGM News
Area Branch Support Officer Mick Larkman 
presented Branch Secretary and Treasurer Ken Needham with his Presidential Certificate SE & E Area from Air Marshall Austin for his outstanding contribution to the Branch.

Dennis Dawson has been elected Vice-President and Keith Ellis, was welcomed to the Committee as a General Member.

► Visit to Wyton Heritage Centre
A  visit to the Wyton Heritage Centre is planned for 4th May 2017; the date change is due to a bereavement. Details to follow. See their web page.
Dementia Friends
Our Branch is now registered as a Demetia Friends Group, we will be welcoming Amy Packwood, a Dementia Friends Champion to speak to us to raise our Branches awareness on 20 May 2018. Becoming a Dementia Friend is very easy, click on the logo.
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