07 - 09 may
The planning of next 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 reunion will take place between Friday 7th May and Sunday 9th May. There is little more to be said at this stage and any news concerning the 2021 reunion will be posted on this page, a very tentative programme is outlined below:
Friday 7th May
As ever, the reunion weekend will open with a Meet and Greet in the bar of the Officers’ Mess at RAF Waddington. It was felt the start time should be delayed to 8 pm, so that members and guests will have more time to enjoy leisurely dinners before arrival. Eating beforehand is highly recommended as the mess will not be providing any snacks during the event.
Saturday 8th May
Daytime activities will be the subject of a committee meeting to be held as soon as prevailing restrictions are eased. Assuming RAF Waddington is able to host our reunion, as they have kindly done so many times before, the annual dinner will take place in the Officers’ Mess at RAF Waddington on Saturday evening (6.45 pm for 7.15 pm).
Sunday 9th May
Once again we are enormously grateful to the Wykes family for welcoming us to Dunholme Lodge Farm for our service of remembrance on Sunday at 11 am. We hope the service will be conducted by the Reverend Adam Watson, as last year. The concluding event will be an informal lunch at the Carpenters’ Arms, High Street, Fiskerton, Lincoln, LN3 4HF.
Accommodation and Transport
Members travelling from afar are asked to make their own accommodation reservations wherever they choose. The organising committee will endeavour to squeeze a favourable rate out of the Damons Hotel management in due course. 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, times 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org