RAF centenary marked by servicemen, veterans and dignitaries in Letchworth

The Letchworth, Hitchin & District Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association celebrate 100 years of

The Letchworth, Hitchin & District Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association celebrate 100 years of the RAF with dignitaries including Lord Trenchard, MP Sir Oliver Heald and North Herts District Council chairman Alan Millard. Picture: Maureen Millard - Credit: Archant

Dignitaries including Lord Trenchard and MP Sir Oliver Heald were on hand to help mark the centenary of the RAF in Letchworth.

The Letchworth, Hitchin & District branch of the Royal Air Forces Association celebrated the occasion at the Letchworth Conservative Club.

Past and serving members from RAF Henlow and JFC Chicksands were there, as were Air Vice-Marshal Alan Merryman and RAF Henlow commanding officer Wing Commander Mark Clulo.

North Herts District Council chairman Alan Millard and Letchworth Garden City Heritage Foundation chairman Colin Chatfield also helped to mark the centenary.

Veteran members of the branch brought memorabilia of their time in the RAF, causing much interest and in some cases amusement to the serving members.

Branch secretary Ken Needham was presented with an award for producing the RAFA branch newsletter adjudged the best in the south-east.

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