Summer Social – 7th June 2017 –

Stop Press – as at 17th April, all the available places are now taken and the list is closed.

Memo from President to All Members of XXIV Squadron Association


As agreed at our last AGM, the Association’s next informal summer lunch will be held at the RAF Club in London on Wednesday 7 June 2017.

RAF Club Presidents Room

RAF Club Presidents Room

We plan to meet at the Club from 12 noon onwards, prior to sitting down to eat at 12.45. However, you are very welcome to arrive earlier to relax and freshen up before our annual summer social gets under way.

Many of you will already be familiar with the RAF Club, which is located at 128 Piccadilly near Hyde Park Corner and almost opposite the Bomber Command Memorial. Those of you who haven’t set foot in the Club before will discover a most comfortable and welcoming establishment, with excellent facilities including spacious public room and a number of bars and dining areas. The Club is easy to reach. A number of London Transport buses stop almost outside the front entrance and both Hyde Park Corner & Green Park Tube Stations are within a ten minute stroll.

Alcoholic drinks, soft drinks and coffee are available in the Cowdray Lounge on the first floor from 10.00 to 23.00 hrs. A similar range of drinks is available in the Running Horse Bar in the basement from 12 noon to midnight. Prices are very reasonable for such a prestigious location!

Lunch will be served in the President’s Room, a private dining area on the first floor. This room will be reserved exclusively for our use. Our menu of three courses will cost £30 per head not including drinks, which are left to individual choice and payment. The actual price is rather higher than £30 but your Committee has agreed that the Association Fund can afford to provide a modest subsidy to take account of the extra travel expenses that some members will incur by travelling to London.

Full details of the menu will be circulated nearer the day but there will of course be vegetarian and gluten-free options.

On weekdays, the Club operates a dress code which requires gentlemen to wear a suit or jacket with smart trousers (not jeans), a collared shirt with tie and appropriate footwear. Ladies are required to wear an equivalent mode of dress. In the summer months, a more relaxed form of dress is permitted if warm weather makes this a more comfortable option, in which case gentlemen may remove their jackets but not neckties.

With only five months to run, we now invite members to indicate whether they plan to attend. Such indication does not imply an absolute commitment and members will be able to change their minds up to our deadline of 18 April, i.e. about seven weeks before the event takes place. But at this stage we do need to get some idea of the likely attendance.

On this occasion, those attending will not be able to pay on the day but are instead asked to forward their payments in advance to Association Treasurer Roger Hale, who will pay the consolidated bill. Roger has also kindly agreed to compile a list of those planning to attend.

Whether or not you plan to attend, please respond to this notice by emailing Roger at:

Please include the following information:

Your name:

Your email address:

Statement of intention:

I plan/do not plan to attend the summer lunch on 7 June 2017.

If attending, I wish to bring the following guests (please state names)


Please Note: the attendance list will close on 18 April and no refunds will be possible after that date. Those attending are kindly requested to send payment of £30 per head to our Treasurer before 18 April. Payment can be made either by direct bank transfer to the Association Account at

Barclays PLC Sort Code 20-90-74 Acct No. 03317102 stating your name as reference

Or by posting a cheque to Roger Hale at his this address:

14 Weiss Road, Putney, London, SW15 1DH

Best wishes to all for 2017.

Keith Chapman












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