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18th January: Kent Branch 10th Anniversary Dinner. The Branch held its Inaugural Meeting on 31st January 2009, to mark the occasion members decided to hold an Anniversary Dinner. From the original 14 members only 4 remain today, at the Dinner we remembered those no longer with us and the good times we all enjoyed together, while looking forward with younger members and the good times ahead.
19th January: NFAAA Committee Meeting. The Secretary and Vice Chairman attended the meeting at RNA Hanworth, the main item on the Agenda was the rewrite of the Association Constitution which was agreed and passed by the Committee.
28th January: Kent Branch AGM.
12th February: CDA Memorial Service in Ramsgate. The Branch was represented by six members with our Chairman laying a Poppy Wreath, on completion members retired to a local hostelry for refreshments.
9th March: Alan Lloyd Crossed the Bar. Alan served 1955 – 1979 in the Fleet Air Arm. Rank REA1 (A) During his Naval Service Alan served on several Shore establishments including RAF Changi also Serving onboard HMS Centaur and Ark Royal. He completed his service with a 3 year attachment to The Royal Naval College of Science. Alan had been a resident of RNBT Pembroke House for several years.
25th March. Meeting at Pembroke House. This meeting had been arranged before the sad news of Alan Lloyd passing, 11 members attended the meeting and Alan was in our thoughts.
29th March. Funeral of Alan Lloyd. The funeral was held at Medway Crematorium followed by the wake at Pembroke House. The Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and Howard Richards attended along with Alan’s family and his good friend Tony.