RAF News 5 Nov 2020, Edition 1523

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Royal Air Force News Friday, November 5, 2021 P17

By Tracey Allen

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Meeting Reds

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Battle of Britain Memorial

Taste of a pilot’s life

ION OF EAR: RAF Cranwell

pilots based at Sywell Aerodrome, won the Outstanding Support from an Organisation title. Blade 1 Andy Evans said: “The Blades team values its partnership with the Fund extremely highly, so winning this award means an enormous amount. We pride ourselves on working with a charity that does such incredible work for the RAF family, both currently serving and veterans; we look forward to continuing our support and finding innovative ways to raise donations for the Fund.” The other award winners were: Airplay Youth Worker of the Year – Karen Forbes, RAF Lossiemouth, Special Recognition – Steve Darlow, and Welfare Caseworker of the Year – John Marsland. AVM Chris Elliot, the Fund’s Controller, said: “After making the difficult but necessary decision to

hold our a n n u a l a w a r d s ceremony virtually last year, it’s been an absolute pleasure to see so many friendly faces once again in person this year as we celebrate the efforts of our supporters and fundraisers. “Last year was a challenging time for the whole of the RAF Family, and the awards are a great opportunity to recognise all the fantastic work that allowed us to continue supporting RAF veterans, serving personnel and their families throughout the pandemic and beyond. “I’d like to pass on my congratulations to all of this year’s winners. The enthusiasm, creativity and generosity we saw over the course of 2020 was truly inspiring.”

ABOVE & BEYOND: Jacob Newson

Meeting veteran George ‘Johnny’ Johnson