01 - 03 October
If the dangers of COVID-19 have diminished to the extent that large gatherings can be safely held, the 2021 reunion will take place between Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd of October. Any updates to the schedule below will be published to:
The planning of this year’s reunion is mired in uncertainty. If the dangers of COVID-19 have diminished to the extent that large gatherings can be safely held, the 2021 reunion will take place between Friday 1st and Sunday 3rd of October. There is little more to be said at this stage and any updates will appear on this page as soon as the event can be confirmed. A very tentative programme is outlined below.
Friday 1st October
The opening event will be a Meet and Greet in the bar of the Officers’ Mess at RAF Waddington, starting at 8pm. Members are advised to eat beforehand as the mess will not be providing any snacks during the evening.
Saturday 2nd October
Daytime activities will start after lunch when we will meet up at RAF Waddington in the Officers’ Mess car park at 2pm. Transport will take us to Operations Wing Headquarters, where the Station Commander will give a briefing on Waddington’s current role. Afterwards there will be a General Meeting of the Association. If the weather is kind, there may also be a visit to the famous Black Buck Vulcan XM607 on the far side of the airfield. The Association’s annual dinner will take place in the Officers’ Mess at RAF Waddington (6.45 pm for 7.15 pm).
Sunday 3rd October
Hopefully, the Wykes family will once again welcome us to Dunholme Lodge Farm for our service of remembrance on Sunday at 11 am. The concluding event will be an informal lunch at the Carpenters’ Arms, High Street, Fiskerton, Lincoln, LN3 4HF (telephone 01522 751806).
Accommodation and Transport
Members travelling from afar are asked to make their own accommodation reservations wherever they choose. As soon as current virus restrictions are relaxed, the organising committee will endeavour to secure a corporate rate with Damons Hotel management. Damons can be reached on 01522 887733. It may help to mention your attendance at the 44 Squadron Reunion when making a booking.
More information will appear on this page as soon as possible. Details of events, timings and a transport schedule will be included in members’ welcome packs. If it should be necessary, the bus operator, PAH Travel, can be reached on 01522 389703, or emailed on firstname.lastname@example.org.