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RE-UNIONS    Some ex-81 Squadron Members got together in Coventry in October, 2006 and again in October, 2007.

Click on the thumbnails to enlarge.

2006 Re-Union 1

2006-2

2006-3

2006-4

2006-5

2006-6

2006-7

2006-8

2007 RE-UNION

And then there was the 2008 re-union:-

Ted Wilkins & Maurice Southwell

Raffle Prizes

Maureen & Ray Dadswell

The following photo from the left:-Taff Williams, Eddie Carter, Chic Smith, Trevor Maston, Ron Holt, Ray Dadswell, Maurice Southwell.

Followed all too quickly by the 2009 re-union :-

2009-1A

The Terrible Ten

2009-3A

2009-5A

2009-6A

2009-7A

2009 Re-union 1

The 2011 re-union was held again in Allesbury, Coventry - in October.

On Saturday the group went by coach to the new National Arboretum where they were met by our very excellent Archivist, Brian Rose, who unfortunately is retiring due to poor health. Brian was unable to attend the re-union, but to everybody's pleasure his daughter brought him to meet our group for a short time. Brian is shown in the following photo along with Ruth Saunders:-

The following photos were taken in the Arboretum:-

The Entrance

Post WW2 Memorial

FEAF Memorial

Laurie Hay

The Chapel Altar

The coach trip was followed by Dinner in the Hotel:-

Shown above is the excellent young singer who provided the entertainment. Also, L to R is Geoff Saunders, Eddie St Leger and Ted Wilkins.

The 2012 Re-union:-

THE 2013 RE-UNION

This was held again at the Coventry Hill Hotel in October. The following photos were provided by Trev Maston:-

As usual, there was a coach outing and this year they went to the Ironbridge District in Shropshire.

This was the site of the worlds first cast iron bridge, and was constructed in 1779.

The bridge spans the Severn River and is a World Heritage Site.

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THE 2014 RE-UNION

This was held again at the Coventry Hill Hotel on October 17th.18th.19th Weekend.

Wilbur Wright & Alan Wilson        Taff Williams Receiving Tankard                    Bob Dalton                     Geoff & Ruth Saunders

                                                   from Ray Dadswell

            Ron & Betty Holt                   Alec & Helen Audley                  John & Maureen Cooper       Betty Holt Helen Audley Maureen Dadswell

       Alan Wilson Les Gosling             Laurie Hay & Lillian Taylor            Laurie Hay & Jill Cork                       Paddy & Julie Grafton

            Joan St Ledger 

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THE 2015 RE-UNION

This was held again at the Coventry Hill Hotel on October 16th.17th.18th. Weekend.

 

     Bob Dalton & Dick O'Neil                    Dot & Colin Swaffield              Eddie & Joan St. Leger         Lindsey Freeman & Halle Hardy

        Helen & Alec Audley               Jill Cork & Colin Swaffield            Laurie Hay & Lillian Taylor                    Betty & Ron Holt

     Ruth & Geoff Saunders            Taff Williams & Hilda Pritchard               Sylvia & Bob Slater                Les Hyson & Les Gosling           Alan Wilson & John Royce

 

THE 2016 RE-UNION

This was held at the Tillington Hall Hotel on October 7th.8th.9th. Weekend.

    Reunion 2016 Group                                        Edie & Joan St Leger       Joan St Léger, Julie & Paddy Grafton  Geoff & Ruth Saunders  Maureen Cooper                

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      Jill cork & Alan Wilson       John Cooper, Neville Sison,  Alun Williams   Les Hyson & Les Gosling     Maurice Southgate, Jill & Trevor Maston

   

     Maurice Southgate,                                       Ron Holt Sylvia & Brian Gosling

 

 

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