Summer Social 2016 Report

It was an almost full house for our ever popular Summer Social, this year at The Crown, Blockley in the heart of the Cotswolds. Richard and Heather Bates kindly held open house for  a pre lunch drinks get together a few steps from the pub itself.

Representatives from XXIV Squadron were invited along in what proved to be an  ideal opportunity to network face to face prior to the Reunion in October and the Hawker  Anniversary in November.

The event went entirely to plan with the seating and menu choices all laid out just so, allowing the hotel staff to cope rather well with nearly 40 diners.

Here are just a few of the photos sent in by John Martin to record the event. Well done all round with over £100 raised from the raffle for Association funds.

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Group 1

SS2016 Group 2

Group 2

Group 3

Group 3

Group 4

Group 4

As a ps – having been asked during the lunch what other venues we had been to over the years and only being able to bring a few to mind, here is the definitive list from the archives:-

2016 The Crown, Blockley 2017 TBD
2015 Pear Tree, Purton 2014 RAF Northolt
2013 Sunningwell 2012 The Crown, Blockley
2011 Bibury Court 2010 Pear Tree, Purton
2009 Lyneham & Sutton Benger 2008 Pear Tree, Purton
2007 The Crown, Blockley 2006 Bibury Court
2005 Bibury Court 2004 Bibury Court
2003 Cabinet War Rooms, RAF Club 2002 Station X, Bletchley
2001 Bibury Court 2000 Bibury Court
1999 Moreton in Marsh 1998 IWM Duxford
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