On Thursday 6th February, Corporal Hussain and Cadet Grady from 2504 (Archbishop Grimshaw) Squadron, were invited to the annual RAFA (Royal Air Force Association) presentation evening held at Hall Green Conservative Club, located on Stratford Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, alongside their OC, Flt Lt Mohammed Aftab RAFV(R)T.
Unfortunately, 2504 Squadron were unable to maintain the Top Collectors Title, however a huge well-done to 492 Squadron who managed to compete with the Squadrons of the area.
The evening turned out to be a rather fruitful in regards to the success of the organisation raising almost £21,000 within the year 2013. With many guest speakers from RAFA alongside Wing Commander Iles and the Group Captain OC RAF Cosford, the event turned out to be quite humorous with many of the cadets from the ATC and members being pleased to be invited to the occasion.
Cadet Grady from 2504 Squadron was pleased to say that, “The opportunity for me to attend and be given a certificate of achievement for the money raised for charity has encouraged me to carry on giving as well as helping to collect in the future. This is the first formal presentation I have attended and overall the experience turned out to be a good one.”
Congratulations to all squadrons who helped to collect for a meaningful cause as well as the members of the Royal Air Force Association, and a huge well done to the Top Collectors from 2504, 1459, 492 and 489 Squadrons who all attended the prestigious occasion. Many thanks to all those who donated and to those who will hopefully help to exceed 2014’s targets.