Mayor’s reception held for Royal Air Forces Association Causeway Coast Branch
Fri, April 06, 2018
Members of the Royal Air Forces Association Causeway Coast Branch visited Cloonavin recently for a reception with the Mayor.
The event was held to mark the Royal Air Force centenary which was celebrated on April 1st.
The Causeway Coast branch held its first meeting in Lombard Café in Coleraine on February 23rd 1970 and since then it has established itself as one of the most successful and active branches in the province.
The Mayor of Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council Councillor Joan Baird OBE said: “I was delighted to join local supporters to mark the 100th birthday of the RAF which is a hugely significant milestone for the organisation. The Royal Air Forces Association Causeway Coast Branch has been in existence for over 40 years, providing important support to service personnel. I would like to congratulate members on their achievements to date and I wish the group continued success.”
A spokesperson for the Royal Air Forces Association Causeway Coast Branch said: “The Branch is always looking to extend its membership. What is not generally realised is that the ranks of the RAFA are open not only to ex-members of the Royal Air Forces but to all members of the public interested in getting involved in charity work. In fact, Associate Members make a tremendous contribution to the work of the RAFA and are eligible for many of the privileges enjoyed by full (ex-service) members.
“The Branch Committee wish to express their thanks not only to the Mayor but to Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council for its continued support, in particular the assistance provided to the Branch during Air Waves Portrush, which is one of the RAF100 major events for 2018.”