BD ASSOCIATION NEWS PAGE
Here is some information about the Association
AIMS & OBJECTIVES OF THE ASSOCIATION
objectives of the Association are to foster and maintain the friendship that was
present during our service in Bomb Disposal. The catchment
Membership of the Association is open to all those who have served on Bomb Disposal/Explosive Ordnance Disposal duties in the Royal Air Force or other Air Forces, regardless of rank or trade held at the time and people with a genuine interest in our activities.
There are three classes of member of the Association:
CONTACTING THE ASSOCIATION
The Official Address of the Association is:
The Secretary RAFBDA, Fell View, Armathwaite, Carlisle, Cumbria. CA4 9TA. UK.
Telephone 01228 561059 for the Secretary
Telephone 01772 792697 for the Webmaster
Remembrance Day 2009
It has become our tradition to lay a wreath at our own BD Memorial at Eden Camp and this year will be no exception. At 11.00 on the 11 November a wreath will be laid at the RAFBD Memorial.
The venue for the 2009 reunion was the Britannia Hotel in Stoke on Trent with a Saturday visit to The National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas near Burton on Trent. The Friday evening started with a meet and greet then at 17.30 we had the Annual General Meeting.
The meeting followed the normal format and the minutes will be published in the post reunion newsletter.
Saturday was a fine bright day and after breakfast we climbed aboard the two coaches for the trip to the National Memorial Arboretum where we spent the day and laid a wreath and dipped the new RAFBD Standard at the new national memorial for servicemen who have died on duty since the Second World War.
Pictures of the visit to the Arboretum are here. Click the thumbnail for a larger view of the photos.
It was fortunate that our visit coincided with the Berlin Airlift weekend at the Arboretum hence the flypast of the Dakota and the Red Arrows.
The weekend went very well and the Gala Dinner on the Saturday night once again raised a good sum of money for Great Ormond Street and Rothbury House.
Sunday was a day at leisure and some of us went to see the potteries and the live steam event at Foxhall
Monday we all departed for home and look forward to the next Reunion which will be in Newcastle.
A larger write up can be downloaded by clicking the green button.
Paul & Fred at the RAF Museum.
We had a visit to the RAF Museum in London. We found a bomb!!
Eden Camp Benches
The benches that we decided to purchase at the AGM 2008 have been bought and installed at Eden Camp.
One sits opposite the BD Memorial and the other is situated outside the reception.
Further News will be published here as it becomes available.