Members of the Branch Speak About Their Service History

Warrant Officer Shaun Griffin, RAF

I voluntarily took on the LH&D RAFALO duties early in 2015 after moving to Letchworth from Suffolk where I was the RAFALO for the vibrant Stowmarket Branch for 15 years, this was during my time serving at RAF Honington near Bury St Edmunds.

I am a serving member of the Royal Air Force having joined up in 1986 undertaking my basic recruit training at RAF Swinderby in Lincolnshire then completing my RAF Regiment training at RAF Catterick in North Yorkshire. Since then I have served at many UK and Germany RAF Stations. I have served overseas in the Falklands, Belize, Kuwait, Iraq, UAE and Afghanistan, most recently returning from Afghanistan in November 2014. I am currently posted to RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire and commute each morning from Letchworth. 

I look forward to the RAFALO position with the LH&D Branch, I hope to re-energise the position, hopefully bringing some experience of previous Branches and events. Also, having been a member of RAFA in my capacity as a RAFALO for some 15 years, I feel that I understand some of the current issues that can cause concern across the Association's Head Quarters, membership and Branches.

I live in Letchworth with my wife Donna and two daughters Lily and Daisy and our energetic crazy dog Oscar. Donna has already become an associate member of the Branch and looks forward to helping out with Branch activities.

I  have a keen interest in military history, have been involved in RAF rugby league for many years, I like to spend my spare time restoring classic Japanese motorcycles; a frustratingly expensive past time.