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2011 Cairn Hotel Harrogate
2012 Cairn Hotel Harrogate
2013 Cairn Hotel Harrogate
2014 Copthorne Hotel Birmingham
     
 
2015 Copthorne Hotel Birmingham
2016 Copthorne Hotel Manchester
   
   
   
 
     

10 February 2016

ANNUAL REUNION 2016.

This year’s reunion will be held over the weekend Friday 21st and Saturday 22nd October at the:         

Copthorne Hotel Manchester
Clippers Quay
Salford Quays
Manchester
M50 3SN.

The Committee, have looked at various options for this year, following some adverse comments over the Birmingham venue last October. All other Hotels either did not respond to our enquiries or were considerably more expensive than the Copthorne Manchester, which is in itself more expensive than Copthorne Birmingham was. I suggest we can put down last years prices to the venue being ‘a tired establishment’ that is due to close in the near future.

That said, most, if not all members and guests enjoyed a fabulous night with good company and of course the first attendance of our Patron. We can say that the room on the Saturday night for the dinner looked a picture, thanks to all the hard work of Sandra and Vic Redmond and we can expect the same standard for this year, but, in far more opulent surroundings; please take time to visit the Hotel website, it is truly a leap above last year. Salford itself is a nice place to visit, there is a world famous ‘Lowry Centre’ , a branch of the Imperial War Museum and of course, close by, is a minor football stadium for some also-rans in this year’s premier League.

So for this year prices are:

Package 1 £243.00
2 night stay inclusive of Bed & Breakfast for two people, car parking and 3 course dinner including coffee on the Saturday night.

Package 2 £204.00
2 night stay inclusive of Bed & Breakfast for one person, car parking and 3 coursedinner including coffee on the Saturday night.

Package 3 £148.00
1 night stay ( Saturday) inclusive of Bed & Breakfast for two people, car parking and 3 course dinner including coffee.

Package 4 £119.00
1 night stay (Saturday) inclusive of Bed & Breakfast for 1 person , car parking and 3 course dinner including coffee.

Menus are to follow. We hope that despite the cost increase members will see the benefit of locating the function at the Copthorne Manchester and that we can all look forward to a great weekend meeting up again with old friends .

To book for the Reunion simply phone the hotel on: 0161 873 7321,
Ask to speak to Rianne or Charlotte and ask to be booked onto the RAF Reunion 211016 Block.

Committee representatives for the reunion are Alan Sadler at socialsecretary@omanrafveterans.org  and Sandra Redmond at  asocialsec@omanrafveterans.org

8 February 2016

http://www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/copthornemanchester/

The propoosal is to hold our 2016 reunion at the Copthorne Hotel, in Manchester, on 21/22 October 2016. Details will be advised as soon as arrangements are confirmed with the Hotel.

4 August 2015

Well, it is now less than 12 weeks to the reunion. Now is the time to take advantage of cheap rail ticket prices.

A sample of rail ticket sellers are in the next column. You must make your choice as to which you use !

Dont forget your Snr Citizens Railcard!

Typical Savings....

2 persons return tickets from Hull £50. Saving £154.80

http://www.thetrainline.com/

http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

http://www.mytrainticket.co.uk/book-in-advance

www.redspottedhanky.com/

15 July 2015

For those of you arriving at the reunion on Thursday night, we are trying to organise a day visit (on Friday) to RAF Shawbury. For those of us who were employed in the ops side of the RAF, this could be a very nostalgic visit! If you are interested in the visit please advise the Secretary.

12 May 2015

Did you know? ....................is very close to the Copthorne Hotel. And .......................... if you book early enough (usually 12 weeks before) online........................

You can save a fortune on your train ticket charges! Click here for directions to Hotel from the train.

We look forward to meeting new members at the forthcoming reunion at Birmingham. If you are new to the Association, you are especially welcome.

"When I joined the Association, I knew no one at my first reunion. I am now pleased to say I now have lots of new friends, Including 6 members who

served at Masirah with me in 1970/1971. Please dont let not knowing anyone stop you joining us in October" - Mike Casey Vice Chairman

 

23 March 2015

2015 Reunion Hotel charges

Package 1 - £158.00
2 night stay inclusive of bed & breakfast for two people Car parking for two nights 3 course dinner for two people including coffee on Saturday night 20% discount from bar throughout the event

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Package 2 - £128.00
2 night stay inclusive of bed & breakfast for one person Car parking for two nights 3 course dinner for one person including coffee on Saturday night 20% discount from bar throughout the event

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Package 3 - £83.00
1 night stay (Saturday) inclusive of bed & breakfast for two people Car parking for one night 3 course dinner for two people including coffee on Saturday night 20% discount from bar throughout event

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Package 4 - £63.00
1 night stay (Saturday) inclusive of bed & breakfast for one person Car parking for one night 3 course dinner for one person including coffee on Saturday night 20% discount from bar throughout event All rates include VAT Non refundable

Please quote REUN221015 (sorry, this was previously wrongly reported, now corrected) when making your reservation. Phone:0121 200 2727..

Menus and further details here

 

18 October 2014

The 1st raffle was drawn at the Gala Dinner in the Dhofar ballroom at the Crowne Plaza in Salalah.

The following lucky boys and girls won the 8 prizes available:-

288 John Hill

281 John Hill

193 Dennis Cox

184 John Edwards

6 Adge Cutler

36 Don Sorby

173 Dennis & Mrs Barnes **

176 Dennis & Mrs Barnes **

** Dennis kindly redonated his prizes back to the next draw in Birmingham. (he lives in Australia)

These above will have first choice of the available prizes prior to the commencement of the raffle at Birmingham.

 

 

The committee have organised a grand raffle to be held at the 2014 reunnion dinner in Birmingham . Proceeds from the raffle will be donated to the Hull Veterans Support Centre run by our mermber David Bragg. This organisation, run by Veterans for Veterans receives no public funding and provides help to those of us who have lost their way. As the prizes were donated by a Hull based RAF supporter, this is a great group to receive our help! We would welcome more prizes if you wish to donate

The group have already received the proceeds from the Salalah draw..

 

12 April 2014 ---Updated to include Package 4

2014 Reunion Price list (24 - 26 October)

Package 1 - £155.00
2 night stay inclusive of bed & breakfast for two people
Car parking for two nights
3course dinner for two people including coffee on Saturday night 20% discount from bar throughout the event

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Package 2 - £125.00
2 night stay inclusive of bed & breakfast for one person
Car parking for two nights
3 course dinner for one person induding coffee on Saturday night 20% discount from bar throughout sthe event

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Package 3 - £80.00
1night stay (Saturday) inclusive of bed & breakfast for two people Car patking for one night
3 course dinner for two people induding coffee on Saturday night 20% discount from bar throughout event

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Package 4 - £60.00
1 night stay (Saturday) inclusive of bed & breakfast for one person Car parking for one night
3 course dinner for one person including coffee on Saturday night 20% discount from bar throughout event
All rates include VAT

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Book through Dennis Cox to obtain reservation reference number and inform him of Menu Choice.
Make payment for accomodation directly when making reservation with hotel.

N.B. The Hotel will not accept reservations without the Association reference number.

Timetable for the reunion to be announced at a later date.

Links
Hotel: http://www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/copthornebirmingham/
Hotel Location Map: http://www.millenniumhotels.co.uk/copthornebirmingham/hotel-location.html

Association Committee member contact Address: denniscox34@btinternet.com

 

3 April 2014

Details of the 2014 reunion will soon be released. The reunion will be held at the Copthorne Hotel, Birmingham and has been organised by Moss Rawlings and Dennnis Cox. All members

will be required to direct their bookings and enquiries to Dennis Cox ONLY. This will ensure that communications are kept to a minimum, with this single point of contact. Details of costs

etc will be published in the coming days.

Watch this Space!

 

23 February 2014

Menu for 2014 Reunion! Something for everyone.

10 February 2014

The Committee are hoping to raise money for the usual service charities at 2014 AGM.

A number of aviation related itmes have been donated to start the ball rolling. See them here

30 January 2014

Moss Rawlings, our Social Secretary and his newly elected assistant, Dennis Cox are busy organising the 2014 reunion. By way of a change a fresh venue has been chosen

for the 2014 event. Subject to confirmation it will be held at the Copthorne Hotel in Birmingham. The proposed dates are 24th - 26th October.

Those of you going to Oman will be able to show off your newly acquired tans! More news as soon as Moss and Dennis confirm the booking!

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