Annual RAF Service to commemorate the formation of the Royal Air Force

In St Clement Danes Church London on Sunday 2nd April 2006

Followed by a Reception in the Royal Courts of Justice

The Service ~ the ticket holder will need to be seated by 1030hrs the service starts at 1100hrs

The Reception ~ the Reception will commence at 1200hrs and end at 1330hrs

The Association has been invited to send 10 representatives to the Service and the Reception.

If you would like to attend the Service and reception please let your Group Secretary know asap and not later than Saturday 25th February.

In order to meet the deadline set by the organisers to notify them of the names of those who will attend I need to have your Group’s application for tickets as quickly as possible and no later than Tuesday 28th February.

For this year’s allocation I am asking all Groups to let me have the names and addresses of up to 4 members from their Group who would like to attend the event.

If more then a total of 10 applicants I will than arrange a ballot.

It is likely that we will receive an annual allocation of tickets and therefore if an individual is unsuccessful in the ballot this year there may well be future opportunities to attend. It is proposed that in future the allocation is to offer the tickets to 2 Areas each year on a rota basis. However the question of future allocation will be discussed at the ADM.

This year the Association has been invited to Parade our National Standard to the Service.

If you are an experienced Standard Bearer and would like to be considered to carry the National Standard at this year’s service please let your Group Secretary have your name, address and contact phone number.

The Bearer must be fit and able to march carrying the Standard from Lincoln Fields Inn to St Clement Danes Church I understand this is a significant distance. The Standard Bearer will then carry it into the Church for the Service.

Instructions on where and when to form up will be sent to the Bearer nearer the event.

The Standard Bearer’s travel expenses will be met from National funds but on this occasion no over night expenses.

Please let your Group Secretary have your application for tickets and any nomination for Standard Bearer as soon as possible and no later than 25th February.

Jenny Morris
ROCA National Secretary

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