Members of the RAF St Mawgan Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association met for their annual Christmas Luncheon at the Travellers Rest in Trevarrian on Saturday. The assembled guest were treat to a fabulous meal followed by music by Gerry and the Hat-Tricks. Preceding the meal Chairman Steve Richards made several presentations to outstanding members of the branch for the 2019 year, Mr John Beale was congratulated on his efforts with collections for the Poppy Appeal and all he has done behind the scenes. Mr Mick Headleand ‘Mr Supermarket’ was mentioned in dispatches for his unrivalled ability in securing collecting spots where others fail miserably. To Mr Barry Fryett, special mention for his collection prowess at Cornwall Services. All were awarded with a special Bear in a Kitbag customised for their achievements. Some £ 27,000 has been donated to the RAF Wings Appeal over the past two years.
The Chairman went on to give special mention to Founder Treasurer and Member Mr Chris Cox who, after seven years’ service, was stepping down from his role due to concentrating on his recent investiture as President of the Rotary Club of Newquay. Chris will remain active in a PR / Media Role as most know him as a local photographer with the Newquay Voice. Chris was presented with a special bear too, he also won three times in the raffle !! before he disappeared to cover the Newquay vs Bodmin Football match.
The branch meet on the third Tuesday in the month in the TE Lawrence Mess at RAF St Mawgan, to find out more about the branch go online to www.rafastmawgan.org or find us on Facebook @rafastmawganbranch