Reunion 11-13 May 2018

The committee met recently to discuss, among other things, arrangements for this year’s reunion, which will take place over the weekend 11 - 13 May 2018. By then construction work on the International Bomber Command Centre (IBCC) should have been completed and a visit there will feature on Saturday’s programme. The IBCC’s Chadwick Centre now has a conference facility, which we will use for our General Meeting on Saturday afternoon. The Meet and Greet will take place in the bar of the Officers’ Mess at RAF Waddington and Sunday’s service of remembrance will be held at Dunholme Lodge Farm. The outline programme of events appears below. Further details will appear on this page as soon as arrangements can be confirmed and, as in previous years, timings and transport schedules will be included in welcome packs for those attending.

Friday 11th May

The opening event, the Meet and Greet, will take place in the bar of the Officers’ Mess at RAF Waddington, starting at 7.30 pm.

Saturday 12th May

Saturday morning will be left free for members to pursue their own activities in and around Lincoln. After lunch transport will pick up members from their hotels and take them to the International Bomber Command Centre on Canwick Hill. The General Meeting will convene in the Chadwick Centre at 2.00 pm, after which members will have time to explore the site. Saturday’s events will conclude with the annual dinner in Waddington’s Officers’ Mess, 6.45 for 7.15 pm..

Sunday 13th May

On Sunday morning, transport will ferry members and guests from their hotels to Dunholme Lodge Farm for a memorial service at 11.00 am. We are hoping that the Participation Committee will look kindly on our request for a flypast by aircraft of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Such a request does depend heavily on other BBMF commitments that day and, of course, the prevailing weather. The concluding event will be lunch at the Carpenter’s Arms, High Street, Fiskerton, Lincoln, LN3 4HF.