CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF THE ROYAL AIR FORCE WITH EXHIBITION OF ARTEFACTS AND TALK

Henhayes Community Centre will celebrate 100 years of the Royal Air Force and other centenaries on Friday June 22nd from 10 am until 4 pm. The programme for the day includes an exhibition of artefacts relating to 1918, in particular from the Royal Air Force and the Royal British Legion.
Group Captain Paul Bradly will give a short talk on life in the RAF at 11 am.

A themed two course hot lunch will be served at 12.30 pm and at 1.45 pm researcher Francoise Feinson from Crewkerne & District Museum will give a talk on World War One with special emphasis on Crewkerne residents. Following her talk there will be a chance to reminisce over wartime songs with Jan McNeill. The day will end with a cream tea. Entry is free and includes coffee or tea in the morning plus the afternoon cream tea. A small charge of £5 per person is asked for those requiring the lunch, which must be booked by 10.30 am on the day.

The event is supported by Marks & Spencer and there will be a collection for the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) and the Royal British Legion. For more information and/or to book lunch, please phone 01460 74340 or email henhayescentre@btconnect.com
Our featured photo is an original WW11 photograph courtesy of Paul and Diane Bradly. It shows Captain Ron Chapman, Diane’s father, who completed 31 Lancaster bombing missions and was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross.

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