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  • Supporting our community through lockdown - We’re currently making over 2,000 friendship calls on a weekly basis, and we’re also actively reaching out to more potentially vulnerable individuals to check on their welfare in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.  Our bespoke online mental wellbeing training also continues to support members of our community who may be finding it tough. 
  • 12 Squadron memorial event - A short, COVID-safe, rededication event was held at the Nottinghamshire Golf and Country Club on 8 February 2021. The event commemorated the 80th anniversary of the tragic loss of seven airmen from 12 Squadron, killed in February 1940 when their aircraft struck a tree returning from a training sortie. Mr Alan Hardy, the owner of the Nottinghamshire Golf […]
  • Remembering Operation Granby/ Desert Storm - This year marks 30 years since Op Desert Storm/ Op GRANBY, often known as the First Gulf War. The UK’s contribution to the coalition saw 53,462 members of our Armed Forces deployed to the Middle East. A total of 47 British personnel were killed; five during the Air Campaign. On Sunday 28 February we ask […]
  • Fundraising Made Easy - Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way to donate to your charity every time you shop, at no extra cost to you. When you shop at Amazon will donate 0.05% of the price of your eligible purchase . To start fundraising : Go to In the search box type in Royal Air […]
  • Christmas Appeal - It’s not too late to donate. With Christmas just around the corner, we’re all facing the prospect of celebrations that are very different to those we are used to. But for many veterans like Clive, every Christmas is spent alone – and loneliness hits you very hard when you’ve experienced the close camaraderie of the RAF. […]
  • December Branch Bulletin - It seems hard to believe that we now find ourselves a matter of days before Christmas and the end of 2020 is nearly upon us. I am sure that you will agree that this has been a year that we could never have imagined. Now is perhaps the time to consider all that is good about […]
  • 2021 Subscription rates announced - Please see below for the recently announced 2021 subscription rates. As you can see, there has been a slight increase in the subscriptions in line with the Retail Price Index.
  • Site Migration: Update - The site is now fully migrated to its new server. It may take a week or two for the details to fully propagate across the internet but it should settle down fairly rapidly. Thank you all for your patience during the migration period. – Site Admin.
  • Site Migration - Over the next week or so the site will be migrating to new servers. Please bear with us while we perform this operation. Thank you.
  • 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 […]

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