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84th Entry

84th Entry blazer badge. RAF Roundel. Apprentice Wheel. Also used for Boy Entrants. RAF Roundel. 84th Entry blazer badge. Apprentice Wheel. Also used for Boy Entrants.

60th Anniversary Reunion

28 July 2019


The Manor Country House Hotel


You can see some photos of occasion here.

We held a reunion on the 60th anniversary of our passing out from RAF Locking at The Manor Country House Hotel at Weston-on-the-Green on Sunday 28 July 2019. Eleven members attended and nine of their partners came along too making twenty people overall. There was a difficulty with one of the rooms which was resolved fairly promptly by a switched-on receptionist otherwise registration went well.

The Meet and Greet went off very well once we’d arranged for the promised tables to be set up. We sat around two large round tables and had tea and coffee. John Bench generously donated some wine and we all had a very merry time. The photos went OK with a young member of staff coming along to act as cameraman. You can see the best of them from the link above or by navigating to the Photos page.

Dinner took place at 19.00 hours as arranged but the promised place cards were not made available. Sadly, despite the good humour and camaraderie, the meal was disappointing as the food was below the quality expected particularly the steaks which many of us had ordered. However, we all rose above this disappointment and enjoyed the company. After dinner Harvey Morton organised another raffle which was won by Roy O’Connell. The raffle proceeds were donated to Tony Mooney to help with the website costs and it was much appreciated.

Next morning we had a wonderful breakfast together round a large communal table. The food was good and plentiful and it went some way to make up for the disappointing dinner. Soon we had to say our goodbyes and depart but not before everyone received a small but welcome reduction on their bill which Tony Mooney had arranged.


Tony M made all the arrangements with the events manager who had promised to be present during the reunion but she stayed away until booking out time. All the difficulties mentioned above had all been covered by the arrangements. Tony M was able to get hold of her before checking out hence the bill reduction. A few weeks later when Tony M tried to contact her he was told that found that ‘she is no longer working for us’. That seemed like a fair outcome!