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Crook Branch News

  • Battle of Britain ‘Challenge 80’ – Update - Message from the Branch Treasurer. Update at 27 October 2020 Despite Covid restrictions it was discovered the people of Crook are very supportive and rallied around to help our Wings Appeal Challenge. We now have the final figures in. £800 raised from Phil’s 80 laps around Crook Market Place. This was a mixture of donations […]
  • Battle of Britain 80 ‘Challenge’ - https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/18720080.raf-veteran-march-80-laps-crook-market-charity/ To compensate the loss of street collecting, in aid of the Wings Appeal, the Association came up with “the Battle of Britain 80 challenge”. The idea was to challenge people to raise £80 in sponsorship, by doing 80 things in tribute to the 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. As Branch standard bearer […]
  • Sir Baz says Thank You - Back in early July the Crook Branch received a hand written letter from the President of the RAFA  Air Marshall Sir Baz North,requesting our support towards Operation Connect Appeal by donating funds from our Branch Account to help in supporting Rafa members who were struggling due to the COVID 19 pandemic. The Branch committee agreed […]
  • Battle Of Britain 80th Anniversary Appeal update No2 – September 2020 - We have set up a JustGiving page for those wishing to sponsor our Standard Bearer for his Challenge 80, where he circumnavigates Crook Marketplace Car Park 80 times in commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The event will take place from Saturday 19th September from 11:30am with the 80 laps commencing at […]
  • Battle Of Britain 80th Anniversary Appeal update – September 2020 - The Branch is gearing up for the forthcoming 80th anniversary with a series of fundraising events planned to mark the occasion to raise valuable funds for the Wings Appeal, the RAF Association’s fundraising arm.  Challenge 80 – 80 circuits of Crook market place carrying the Club’s Standard by our Standard Bearer Phil Chinery – Saturday […]
  • July 2020 Newsletter: Battle of Britain 80th anniversary celebrations - The Club are intending to hold some sort of event later this year to mark the 80th anniversary, either within the Club or a virtual event if this is not possible. The Branch will be selling special commemorative ducks, each with a tag detailing a character from the Battle of Britain based on the real-life […]
  • July 2020 Newsletter: Refurbishment - Covid-19 had unfortunately delayed the commencement of the refurbishment of the Club. As restrictions have been lifted, work has now started. On Friday 17th July, the scaffolding was erected which signified the start of the roof replacement, scheduled to take two weeks to complete. The second stage of the refurbishment is set to start in […]
  • Refurbishment: Update - To protect everyone involved from the Covid-19 virus and to maintain social distancing, we have been advised to place all work on the refurbishment and renovation of the Spitfire Club on hold until restrictions on movement are lifted by HM Government. This means a slight delay in the project but we can confirm that it […]
  • Great News - Renovation Grant Awarded to Crook RAFA Amidst all the bad news of Covid-19 and the enforced isolation of the populace Crook RAFA has received some great news for the future. For some time now, the joint Committees of Club and Branch have been working towards securing a grant to enable long-overdue repair renovation work to […]