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74th Entry Association Diamond Jubilee Reunion.
25, 26 & 27 March 2016

The guest at dinner was Group Captain Adrian Burns, the present commanding officer of RAF Halton.
Venue:- Chartridge Lodge, Chartridge Lane, Chesham, Bucks, HP5 2TU.


1. Tom Mulholland piped us onto the coach on our Saturday outing.
Scottish Piper.


2. for a visit to the Imperial War Museum in London.
aircraft in a room.


3. Is the Spitfire about to shoot down the V1?
Aircraft decorated room.


4. Tankards engraved with our Service Numbers. Diamond 74 engraved wine glasses, Choc Bunnies and orchids for the ladies.
glassware on a table.


5. Our transport for Sunday. Route and destination displayed.
bus


6. A magnificent interior in Halton House.
 plush room.


7. Waiting to board the bus at Halton House.
Group posing .


8. After the service in St George's Church, a table decoration was laid at the Tribute.
flowers laid on the grass.


9. Lunch in the Henderson Mess was followed with a couple of hours in The Trenchard Museum and the James McCudden Flight Heritage Centre.
People heading for a bus and their cars.
Then it was back to Chartridge Lodge for afternoon tea.


Itinerary.

Friday 25th.

Arrive at Chartridge Lodge from 16:00 and check in.

Saturday 26th.

Breakfast from 07:30.
Transport leaves 09:30 for visit to Imperial War Museum in London, returning about 17:00.
19:00 gather in bar for pre dinner drinks.
Go into dinner around 19:40.
Dress: Lounge suit, DJ with black tie or Mess Kit (if it still fits!) medals optional.

Sunday 27th.

Breakfast from 08:00.
Transport leaves 09:40 for journey to Halton.
Coffee in Halton House and Guided Tour.
12:00 service in St George's Church.
13:00 lunch in Henderson Mess.
14:00 Trenchard Museum and James McCudden Flight Heritage Centre.
16:00 Return to Chartridge Lodge for Afternoon Tea approx 17:00.
Bar meals or local pubs should you still be hungry!

Monday 28th

Depart for home.


Editor:

Looks like this was once again a bit of brilliant organising by Tony Merry and his friends. Well done Tony and the 74th Entry lads and their Ladies for their support. I'm sure you all must have enjoyed the Celebration.


[Editor] Please send me any comments on this event or other news items or stories that may be of interest to members of the 74th Entry Association or any other visitors to the 74th Entry Website.


Joe Bosher (74th).

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