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 below 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
We welcomed the following new members in 2015:

Sqn Ldr Bell - Lower Stondon
Miss D. Browne - Hitchin
Mr S. Daubney - Broom.
Mrs D. Griffin - Letchworth Garden City
Mr S. Leach - Henlow
Rev N. Pnematicatos - Shillington
W/O. S. Tuckwell - Biggleswade
W.O. Shaun Griffin - Letchworth Garden City
Ewan Kennedy - Henlow
Dave Moule - Baldock

ANNOUNCEMENTS

RAFAGEN Newsletter
Our Autumn edition of RAFAGEN is available for download via the About menu item.
Branch Visit to the RAF Museum, Hendon
Members visit planned for 6th October 2016 for a guided tour. Details to follow.
RAF Lottery
The RAF Lottery has been relaunched with a weekly jackpot of £10,000. Ex RAF serving members are eligible to join. Register at www.rafcf.org.uk
RAFA Volunteering
Join the RAFA volunteer programme today - download the leaflet.
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.

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.

Dementia Friends
Our Branch is now registered as a Demetia Friends Group, we will hopefully be welcoming a Dementia Friends Champion to speak to us to raise our Branches awareness very soon. Becoming a Dementia Friend is very easy, click on the logo.
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.
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