Reunion 2015
Reunion 2016
Reunion 2017
Gallery 2 
The Royal Air Force Apprentices Memorial at the National Arboretum
Reunion 2012 This years reunion was held at : Hilton St Anne's Manor Hotel, London Road, Wokingham, Berkshire. On Friday 18th May / Saturday 19th May 2012. The majority attending assembled on the Friday afternoon and the annual entry meeting, attended by 16 members and apologies from 9 absentees, was held at 5pm. The minutes of the 2011 meeting were read and approved. The entry fund stood at £1044.25 before income and expenses for the 2012 event. It was decided that the 2013 reunion, organised by George Wade and Ian Boyd, would be held at The Redwood Hotel and Country Club, Beggar Bush Lane, Failand, Bristol. BS8 3TG on 17th and 18th May. Rip’ Kirby volunteered (yes, really) to organise the 2014 reunion. The ‘ex-Brats’ and ladies assembled for an informal BBQ style meal on the Friday evening, enjoyed by all but consumed indoors as the weather was not too inviting. The weather improved on the Saturday and various adjacent locations were visited including The Farnborough Air Sciences Trust and The RHS Garden at Wisley. A total of 32 persons, including guests and our ladies, dressed in ‘their finest’ and who always grace such occasions, attended the formal dinner on Saturday 19th May. I am sure that, despite looking splendid, some of the lads, certainly including myself, had to struggle into their D J’s as the advancing years catch up with us! Enough said! Mike Pond welcomed everyone to the dinner, passed on messages from absent friends, thanked John and Doreen Hester for organising the whole weekend and sincerely thanked the assembled ‘hard core’ who continually support our annual reunions. The raffle raised £170.00 to add to the entry fund. Following the dinner and raffle, various ‘war stories’ and moments of nostalgia were recalled until final retirement around ‘the witching hour’. After a hearty breakfast on the Sunday morning, most of us departed in our various directions and look forward to meeting again in May 2013 in Bristol. Gatheri Gathering before Dinner.
Hilton St Anne's Manor Hotel
Our hosts:John & Doreen Hester