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Morecambe Carnival: Enjoyable Time

16/08/2018 16:06
We had two very good days at the Carnival and collected £328 for the RAFA Wings Appeal.  We had no RAFA facilities available for the two days and so we innovatively use a Campervan loaned to us by our friend and neighbour.  It was ideal with comfortable seats and coffee making...

Our Evening Meetings' Venue in Bloom!

06/08/2018 12:47
We are lucky to have such a pleasant venue for our evening talks and drop in drink and chat meetings:

RAF Museum at Cosford visit much appreciated

06/08/2018 12:41
  Thirty Branch members and friends went on a coach trip to the RAF Museum at Cosford on 1stAugust. Despite the long journey (lots of road works and hold-ups!) there was plenty of time for a good look around. For some it was a return visit, for others a new one, but all enjoyed themselves. The...

Fantastic West End Festival Day

31/07/2018 14:57
We had an excellent very warm, cheerful and crowded West End Festival Day in Morecambe.  The Branch collected £167.12 for the Wings Appeal, with special thanks to a generous donor:

Holiday Break for Webmaster

31/07/2018 14:09
We had a short break and so nothing was placed on the website, but it was lovely holiday, coolish in the West Lakes of Cumbria.  The shots show the Webmaster achieving his aim of walking up the very steep, for him, road to the Roman fort on Hardknott Pass: "I did it" shot.  The next shot...

We desperately need younger active members

12/07/2018 14:48
Without RAF serving and ex-serving personnel and their families actively engaging with our Branch and its activities, we will cease to exist within 10 years. Then large parts of Lancashire and Cumbria will be a RAFA black hole.   Our members are doing their very best to keep the Branch alive,...

AFD Drumhead Service, Parade and Exhibitions

02/07/2018 14:47
What a lovely sunny day it was with everybody in fine form.  Protocol was at its best with hardy serving and ex-serving personnel in full uniform and in typical British fashion ignoring the heat.  Anybody who is anybody was there, including the Deputy High Sheriff of Lancashire, Deputy...

AFD Flag Raising

02/07/2018 14:42
  Thirteen Branch members gathered with other veterans and children from Morecambe Bay Primary School to witness the raising of the Armed Forces flag over Morecambe Town Hall. The short service was conducted by Rev Linda Macluskie in the presence of Deputy Mayor of Lancaster, Cllr Claire...

Annual Morecambe Kite Festival

25/06/2018 14:05
In beautiful sunny weather where else was it better to be but at the annual Kite Festival in Morecambe on the Saturday and Sunday. The pictures say it all:

Winners win a ride in Eric Morecambe's Rolls

25/06/2018 14:02
At our recent RAF100 Dining-In Night, the first prize in the raffle was a ride in Eric Morecambe's Rolls Royce which was donated by Councillor Peter Yates. Peter runs a wedding car firm in Carnforth and in 2009 rescued the Rolls Royce Shadow from a scrap heap 24 hours before it was due to be...
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