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Stone to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force

raf 100 yearsThe Stone and District Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association is to hold special events to mark 100 years of the Royal Airforce

This year marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force, which was formed by a merger of the Royal Naval Air Service and the Royal Flying Corps just as the First World War was reaching its climax in 1918.
Today, in 2018, there have been many national celebrations, including a service in Westminster Abbey last month in the presence of The Queen.
In September the Stone and District Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association will be playing its part by holding a Service of Commemoration and Celebration in St Michael’s & St Wulfad’s church, Stone, on Sunday 2nd September at 10.45 am, all are welcome.
The branch will be remembering particularly the 21 names of men who died in the Royal Air Force and who are commemorated in the Stone area.
Throughout the following week, there will be a centenary display in the window of Co-op Funeral Care in Stone High Street.
Celebrations will continue on Thursday, September 6th at the Lymestone Brewery, Mount Road, Stone, starting at 7.00 pm.
Tickets are £15 each and are available from the details below. There will be an open bar for beer and wine plus food (Staffordshire Lobby and Crusty Bread).
Proceeds will go to the Royal Air Forces Association and the RAF100 Appeal.
Royal Air Forces Association, Stone & District Branch,
2 Roebuck Court,
Hilderstone,
Stone, ST15 8WD
01889 505094
rafa@astonbystone.u-net.com
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