Branch 25th Anniversary

In October 2020, we celebrated our 25th Anniversary.

The branch was formed on 7th October 1995 and in its first 25 years, has succeeded in raising over £168,000 for RAFA Wings Appeal.

The presentation of the Branch Certificate marking its formation
Pictured (l to r) are Dennis Jackson (Branch Vice President) Mike Cocker (SE Area Director) Brian Burton (SE Area Chairman) Patrick Tootal (Branch President) Ted Bates (Branch Chairman) Robin Burton (Branch Vice Chairman) Graham Stuart (Branch Hon Sec).
(Photo: courtesy Kent Messenger) taken on 8th November 1995 in the Capel Morris Club RBLV
Branch Certificate of Formation, October 1995
Certifcate marking £150,000 raised for Wings Appeal
Central Council Certificate awarded in 2014 marking £150,000 raised for Wings Appeal

Unfortunately, we have not been able to hold a formal event to mark the occasion, but hopefully we will all be able to get back together at some point in the near future to celebrate in person.

We thank all of our members, past and present, for their support of the branch over the years.

Many of those who originally formed the branch are sadly no longer with us, but they will always be remembered.