Stu’s Big RAFA Ride

The new president of the Scotland Northern Ireland and Northern England Area Council, Air Commodore (Ret’d) Stu Stirrat is aiming to visit every Branch and Club in our rather large area to introduce himself and raise a few bob for the RAFA Charity while he’s at it. Here’s what he has to say:

Hi folks, welcome to my Big RAFA Ride page, where I will record the events of my Big Ride to raise funds for the RAF Association while visiting all 60 Branches and Groups in the northern area. In May 2023 I became the President of the Scotland, Northern Ireland and Northern England Area of the RAF Association, the charity that supports the RAF family. I’ll depart Halifax, my home Branch, on Fri 4 Aug 23, and then route clockwise round my Area covering over 2500 miles visiting the Isle of Man, Western England, Northern Ireland, back to Western Scotland, across to the Isle of Lewis, Orkney and the Shetlands, before returning to Aberdeen and visiting Central and Eastern Scotland, then Northeastern England, getting home around 29 Aug 23. Please like and share this page, and follow the exploits!

He’ll be hitting our particular patch on day 22 of his ride which falls on Friday 25th August. His itinerary is as follows:

Day 22-Fri 25 AugLiaison Officer
0930-1130 Coffee Hexham RAFAKeith Mundy, Club NE46 3NU
1215-1415 Lunch Crook RAFAAlan Myers, Club DL15 9AZ
1500-1700 Coffee Blackhall RAFAGary Veitch, Club TS27 4EA
1715-1930 Tea Hartlepool RAFA Ian Fraser, Brewers Fayre, Maritime Ave, Hartlepool TS24 0XZ
2000 Overnight FamilyStockton, TS19 7RP

If you would like to speak with Stu we will have the pleasure of his company between 12:15 and 14:15 at our HQ more commonly known as the Spitfire Club.

If you’d like to give to to the Association via Stu’s Big RAFA Ride you can give on the day or use his JustGiving page:

Stu’s Facebook Page is:

and his Instagram page:

See you all there.

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