13-19 June 2014
Aircrew Association Commemorates D Day 70th Anniversary
STUDENTS AT the Maite Boronad occupational centre in Calpe will find craft making easier thanks to the donation of a guillotine to cut paper. Members of Calpe U3A presented the device to the centre where people with learning difficulties are taught skills and helped with personal and social development. The centre is attended by people from towns across the Marina Alta.
Great support for Charity Fasion Show
Association members and their guests
by Patricia Thompson 60 MEMBERS of the Aircrew Association Costa Blanca and their guests enjoyed an excellent Red Sea Rig lunch to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D Day, at the Cumbre Restaurant on Wednesday, 4th June. Two of the members were there during Operation Overlord: American Jerry Juroe, who landed on Utah (Red) Beach as a 20-year-old infantry lieuten-
ant with the 90th Infantry Division and Belgian Charles Borenstein, who piloted a Lancaster Bomber to drop ‘chaff’ further inland, confusing the German radar network. An excellent lunch concluded with the Dedication to the Comradeship of Aircrew by the Association’s Honorary Chaplain, Father Marcus Ronchetti. The Toast to King Juan Carlos was proposed by the President Brian Weskett and there followed the Toast
to the Queen, Our Guests, Those Who Survived and Absent Friends and Fellow Aircrew. Chairman Max Maxwell brought the proceedings to a conclusion by congratulating the Association Social Secretary Brian Nash and his wife June for organising an excellent function. You can obtain more information on joining the Aircrew Association Costa Blanca by contacting the Secretary on: 96 640 4123.
By Irena Bodnarec WHAT A superb turnout last week at the Hotel Moli in Alfaz del Pi, for the charity fashion show in aid of the AECC Spanish Cancer Charity and Doggie Angells. The event was organized by Gary from the Giving4Giving charity shop - where the garments came from for the catwalk parade, which took place around the pool in the brilliant sunshine. Compare Matt King kept the mood light and entertaining while Drag Diva Will Sparkle escorted the models in their finery. 953€ was raised – made up to 1000€ by Gary and split between the two worthy causes. As a bonus, the 2014 Masterchef contestant Dani Bowler – who made it to 7th place on the TV show, delighted the audience with a cooking demonstration, preparing salmon fillets with sesame seeds and marinated cucumber, which everyone got to taste at the end!
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