David Casson L to R Mike Hiron (RAF) Tony Osbourne (ATC) Noel Sofley (Regt)Jonny Dunseath (Regt) Dinger Bell (Regt)Peter Conroy (RAF) Matthew Donaldson (Regt) David Forsyth (RBL) Stephen Millken (Assc) Peter Whitbourn (RAF) David Casson (RAF) Rememberance Sunday Handing a Chq to the Poppy Appeal for £2,000 of the Back of the 2012 Poppy Badges



Members of the Royal Air Force serving in N.I Accompied members of Newtownards RAFA To the Mayor Parlour
To Present the Last Ceremonial Ensign from RAF Aldergrove (encased), Picture is the Mayor Accepting on behalf of the Residents
Of the Borough in recognition of the conveying of the Freedom of the Borough to the Royal Air Force in June 2008




BRANCH HAS JUST DONATED A 50 inc FLATSCREEN TV AND STAND TO THE SOMME NURSING HOME DETAILS AND PICTURES TO FOLLOW IN APL



WREATH LAYER IS JOHN ROLLO 86 YRS OLD A FORMER MEMBER OF THE RAF
IN BURMA 1942 TO 1946 JOHN IS ONE OF THE FEW REMAINING MEMBER OF THE RAF WHO SERVED IN BURMA FROM NEWTOWNARDS
Escorted by DAVE C RAF AND GARY M IRISH GUARDS LAYING A WREATH IN NEWTOWNARDS ON REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY 2010



 

 

Nov 8 2009

RAFA NEWTOWNARDS PRESENT CHQ TO RBL POPPY APPEAL

  From L to R V/Pres Pete Withbourn MBE RAFA Jim Fulton Trea RBL John Wayne Poppy Org           SGT Roy Jamison RAF C/Man Pete Conroy RAFA Dave Casson Sec RAFA   Johnney Mc Dowell C/Man RBL

  DaveCasson arrange the design and sale of 2500 RAF Poppy Badges With the Permission of Newtownards RBL This enable the Branch to hand over

  £1000 to Ards Poppy Appeal Furthermore an Number of RAF Units and RAFA Branches Donated a further £1100 to their local Poppy Appeal SoThis years Poppy Appeal  is £2100 better of with Further returns to be Credited  to this total    


Nov 8 2009

RAF WREATH LAYING NEWTOWNARDS 2009 

SGT Roy Jamison and Dave Casson Layed a wreath on behalf of the Royal Air Force


Nov 8 2009

V/Pres Pete Whitbourn MBE and C/man Peter Conroy

Laying Wreath on behalf of RAFA


Feb 7 2009

AGM 2009 AT STORMONT

 

On The 7th Feb 2009 Alderman Jim Shannon MLA hosted a

 Visit of Serving and retired Members of the Royal Air Force

From Newtownards Branch of the Royal Air Force Association

At Stormont for their AGM followed with a Tour of Parliament Building and Lunch.

Highlight of the Visit was when Members were shown into the Senate Chamber were there is a carved inscription including the Crest of the

Royal Air Force as to the role played during WWII as an Operation Room


 

RAFA Newtownards along with Staff RAF Aldregrove and guests from other Branch of RAFA
Northern Ireland took up a invite Apl 2007 from
Lt Col Barry Hanan to visit the Irish Air Corp at Casement Aerodrome Baldonnel The Party
consisted of Branch members from Northern Ireland accompanied by Serving members from
RAF Aldergrove The Visit consisted of a Tour of the station and briefings of the role the
Station plays with the visitors treated to Lunch
 Picture some members of the Party in front of a  Eurocopter C135 with are host Airman
Mick Weelan
Enjoyable Day with a milestone Achieved by the members of RAFA Newtownards

IRISH AIR CORP VISIT 

 

Chairman Peter Conroy with Flt Lt Andy Provan Presenting Airman Mick Weelan with a
Signed Print on behalf of the Guests    Apl 2007
 

Mar 7 2007

2007 AGM AT SOMME CENTRE NEWTOWNARDS

 Newtownards Branch was pivleagve to be hoisted by the Somme Heritage Centre which
commemorates  the Battle of the Somme.For their AGM .Picture is Guests and Branch officers  from L-R Group Captain D Stubbs SRAFONI,T Osborne ,Cpl D Johnson RAFLO,
M Morrison ,P Conroy.D Casson and W O Thompson SWO RAF Aldergrove
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Nov 16 2006

REMEMBERANCE SUNDAY 2006

 

2006 WAS A GOOD YEAR FOR NEWTOWNARDS BRANCH .WERE WG CDR CAIRNS BRANCH PRESIDENT TOOK THE SALUTE PASSING AT TIME CHAIRMAN PETER CONROY ,SECRETARY DAVE CASSON .MICHAEL HIRONS AND ALAN CONROY.

 THIS WAS A FIRST FOR THE BRANCH WERE WE BEEN INVITED BY SHAUN SNOWY CHAIRMAN OF THE RBL TO HAVE THE HONOUR


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