Summer Social – 4th June RAF Northolt – Outline Programme

Group Captain Andy Bacon, OC RAF Northolt,cordially invites Members and guests of XXIV Squadron Association to join him as Station guests on Wednesday 4 June 2014 at RAF Northolt, West End Road, Ruislip, London HA4 6NG

Timings: To be finalised but broadly between 10:30 – 16:00, depending on options.

Programme: To be confirmed but should include :-

Optional visit to 11 Gp Bunker at RAF Uxbridge before lunch.

Assemble for Pre Lunch drinks on the Mess Lawn (WX permitting) with its superb vista.

Lunch in the Historic Dining Room,  accompanied by the Salon Orchestra of the Central Band of the Royal Air Force.

Costs: To be advised.

ContactRAF Northolt telephone switchboard 020 8845 2300. Association Contact – Roger Hale, RAF Northolt – Mrs Debbie Samson.

Travel Directions

By Road – Take A 40(Western Avenue) and exit at the Polish War Memorial, taking the A4180(West End Road) towards Ruislip. At third set of traffic lights,take left hand filter lane for access to RAF Northolt via the White House Gate. To get to the Main Gate entrance, continue along the A 4180for approximately 300m and at the next set of traffic lights is the entrance to the Main Gate.

By London Underground –Ruislip Gardens (Central Line) is the nearest tube station. Exit the station, turn left and follow the road (A4180 –West End Road) approximately 200m to the Main Gate entrance. Walk a further 300m to the White House Gate entrance. Ruislip Underground Station (in Ruislip town) is on the Piccadilly and Metropolitan Lines. Ruislip Underground Station can be accessed via bus or is an approximate 20-30 min walk from RAF Northolt.

Parking –to be advised. Anyone with mobility problems -please advise Roger Hale well in advance).

Station Overview – One of the key fighter airfields in the defence of London during the Battle of Britain and older than the RAF itself, Northolt became the major airport for London in 1946, until the new site at Heathrow opened. Today, No.32 (The Royal) Squadron continues to provide a major communications and VIP transport role, operating both fixed wing and rotary aircraft namely 6 HS125s, 2 BAe146s and 3 Agusta 109s.

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One Response to “Summer Social – 4th June RAF Northolt – Outline Programme”

  1. Air Cdre J.L.Mitchell, LVO,DFC,AFC, RAF(ret) Says:

    Don’t forget in your jollifications that Northolt was the base of the York Flight of 24, detached at that time from its main base at Hendon, – long before it became a Dakota squadron. It consisted of Mr Churchill’s York LV633 (Ascalon) MW100 (CAS’s aircraft) and York MW101 plus, of course, the C.54B – the Skymaster (EW999)

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