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2011

24th January: Kent Branch 2nd AGM meeting.
The Secretary (Mike Foote) and The Treasurer (John Bell) both agreed to serve a further 2 years on the Committee.
12th February: Service of Remembrance at the CDA Memorial Ramsgate Harbour The Branch wreath was laid by the Vice Chairman (Maggie Lees)
24th February: Several Branch members attended the unveiling of a Memorial Plaque at Broadstairs Harbour for the GPO Cable Ship “Alert” lost during the last days of the war in 1945.
30th March: The meeting this month was held at Pembroke House, 11 members made the trip by mini-bus up the M2 from Thanet. As usual the meeting was kept short to allow the members to make use of the bar and socialise. A Kent Branch Crest was presented by Mike Foote (Secretary) to Keith Rowbottom the Manager of Pembroke House.
8th to 11th April: FAAA Reunion Weekend at Bournemouth. This was attended by the Secretary and his wife.
6th May: Eastchurch Memorial. Kent Branch was represented by 5 members, Dinger Bell (Treasurer), Dick Richards, Norman Wilmshurst, Ernie Coppard and Mike Foote (Secretary). Once again it was a very good day out, with a flypast by the Historic Flight aircraft. Tea and sticky cakes in the village hall for the veterans, and for the kids, a Lynx helicopter landed in the school playing fields for them to look over.
16th July: Pembroke House Garden Party. Despite the wet weather on the day, it did not dampen the enjoyment Kent Branch members had meeting and talking with some old friends who are resident at Pembroke House. Good company, very good BBQ and to complete the day, the Royal Marine Corp of Drums. What more could you possibly want on a very wet Saturday afternoon.
4th November: Taranto Dinner. Once again this proved to be a very enjoyable and successful evening, 28 members and friends made up the list who attended the dinner at The Racing Greyhound pub Ramsgate.
11th November: Act of Remembrance and wreath lying at Ramsgate Cemetery.
13th November: Remembrance Parade. Kent Branch members joined in with the parade through Ramsgate town centre to St Georges Church where our wreath was laid again by Ernie Coppard.
17th December: Christmas Lunch. The lunch was attended and enjoyed by 19 members and friends, with drinks around the bar after.