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 .
Jemma Mcfarlane volunteered to become our Standard Bearer following the loss of stalwart Alan Wiseman and is currently undergoing training with the Stevenage branch of the British Legion. Jemma represented us at an Armed Forces Day parade under the ever watchful eye of Parade Marshall, Roy Newbury. He commented that Jemma did extremely well for someone who had never carried a standard before.
The Letchworth, Hitchin and District Branch again conducted events during August and September as its contribution to the RAF Association Wings Appeal for 2014. Cyril Grey gets a special mention this year for his dedicated collecting outside the Stotfold branch of the Co-op supermarket.
John Stoddard M.B.E., JP took the Branch D-Day Service at Letchworth to commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, 6th June 1944. In his address John gave a personal account of what it was like from crossing the English Channel to the landing on beaches and gave thanks to his comrades of all three services who did not return.
Armed Forces Day 17th May 2014 saw the Branch taking part on both Saturday and Sunday in the Letchworth Garden City parades.