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SQUADRON RAISES OVER £1,500 FOR RAFA 'Wings Appeal' 2008


'The Face of RAFA Swansea 2008'

Cpl Kim Brannigan (f) was selected by the Swansea Branch to be their 'Face for RAFA for 2008'


Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant, D. Byron Lewis Esquire and Mrs Hilary Lewis are pictured with the ICWO Sophia John (f) & Sgt Sarah Flower (f) who were the Cadet readers at the RAFA 'Battle of Britain' Parade - Sept 2008



Cadet Jordan Aspland is awarded the RAFA Commendation for
raising £223.35 for the 'Wings Appeal 2007' (April 2008)

Certificates were also awarded to Cdt Romaniw (f), Cdt Mogford, Cpl Clarke, Cdt Bonazzi (f), Cdt Aspland, Sgt Flower (f) and Cdt McPhee for raising over £200.



Cadets and Staff of 215 are to be presented with three trophies in the near future:

1. The Best Collection South West Wales Area
2. Best Individual Collection for South West Wales
3. RAFA Swansea Branch 'Wings Appeal' Trophy.

The Cadets and Staff collected the highest amount recorded since the formation of the Swansea Branch of the Royal Air Force Association and were placed second overall in Wales.
215 was runner up to Barry Branch - not an ATC Unit but by an actual Branch.

We are still awaiting figures to see if 215 collected the highest figure in Great Britain within the ATC.



Cadets & loyal Staff of 215 have set a new standard in the history of Swansea, having beaten
the all time RAFA Collection Record when their supreme efforts hit the £4,678 mark.

Cadets honoured by Lord Lieutenant, High Sheriff and OC 3WW, Wing Commander Wilson

It is true to say that the Cadets and Staff have also had
'Their Finest Hour' with this massive commitment !

Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant Commodore Hastie has praised the efforts of the Cadets and Staff stating that the Cadets and Staff have consistently proved to be
outstanding ambassadors for
the whole of the Air Training Corps !!!!!

A magnificent achievement !

"Never Surrender"

       "We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air. We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing-grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills. We shall never surrender!"


"The Few"

       "The gratitude of every home in our island, in our Empire, and indeed throughout the world, except in the abodes of the guilty, goes out to the British airmen who, undaunted by odds, unwearied in their constant challenge and mortal danger, are turning the tide of the world war by their prowess and by their devotion. Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few. "

All Cadets from 215 are urged to help with the 'Wings Appeal' Collection on Saturday 15th September 2007 in the City Centre, Morriston, Fforestfach, Killay & Mumbles areas
To attend the 'Battle of Britain Service'
at St Mary's Church at 2pm, Sunday 16th September 2007.



Thirty Cadets collected for the Royal Air Forces Association in Killay, Morriston and the City Centre, which was an excellent attendance. 215 has another collection on the 15th.

Cpl Katie Ray and Cpl Sarah Flower are accompanied by The Welfare and Secretary of the RAFA Swansea Branch, Mr Brian Davies for the collections on Saturday 1st September 2007.

'I want to go home now - I need Coke and Chips and I cannot smile anymore' said
Cpl Katie Ray

Another collection has been organised for
Saturday 15th September for the RAFA.

Cadets are to report to the British Legion Office in Mansel Street at 08.45 hours each day
in full uniform (with geltex jacket) to help.



Cadet Matthew Harries wins the Best Individual Collection raising over £209.00

Cdt Matthew Harries, Sgt Matthew Vanstone, Cdt Katie Ray (f),
Cdt Sarah Flower (f), Cdt Alice McPhee (f) & Cdt Jordan Prosser are
presented with the 'Best Squadron Collection for 2006'

The Cadets of 215 raised over £2,500 for the 'Wings Appeal 2006'


Cadets break the £2500 barrier for RAFA 'Wings Appeal' - September 2006

Cadets of 215 Squadron have raised over £2000 for the Royal Air Force Association 'Wings Appeal'. The Cadets who were congratulated by Lt Colonel Tom Prior DL for their outstanding dedication.

Over 30 Cadets collected in the City Centre, Killay and Morriston areas on a beautiful summers day, which started at 7.30am and concluded
at 5pm on Sat 16 Sep 06.

The Cadets and Staff were also out in force for the RAFA 'Battle of Britain Service', which was held at St Mary's Church on Sunday 17 Sep 06.

Staff and Cadets were commended by the Lord Lieutenant, Lord Mayor and High Sheriff for an exemplary display.


'Lancaster Rear-Gunner Honours the Fallen'

Civilian Instructor Dennis Pass has committed hundreds of hours investigating the history of members of the Royal Air Force who died in the Second World War and originated from Swansea.

The Memorial Board, which depicts the names of these RAF Personnel hangs proudly in the Main Hall of the Squadron Headquarters, but no one has actually studied their background or in fact where they now rest.

Four superb volumes are now displayed for the public to view at St. Mary's Church, Swansea in a glass case.


More 'Wings Appeal' Pictures

The 'Gower Show' 2006 will be the place to be for the Cadets of 215 as they help the Swansea Branch of the RAFA raise much needed funds for this year's
'Wings Appeal'.

The Cadets will also be recruiting and fund raising for the Squadron.


RAFA Swansea Branch Christmas Dinner - Olchfa House - December 2005

RAFA Swansea Branch Members enjoyed a superb Christmas Lunch at the Olchfa House, Killay,
with a guest after dinner speech by the Chairman, Mr Tony Darney who presented the Secretary,
Mr Brian Davies with a bottle of whisky fpr his outstanding efforts as Welfare Officer.







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