Air Marshall presents awards

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A special guest attended the Area Presidential Awards to members of the Dunstable Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association.

As the President of the South East and Eastern Area Council, Air Marshall Sir Roger Austin KCB AFC FRAeS accepted the invitation from the branch to attend and present Area Presidential Awards to three members.

Derrick Levitt, Rick Brand and Mrs Sheila Brand received their certificates for services to the branch and the Association over many years.

Derrick joined in the Association in 1950 and had served in many positions, ranging from Committee member to Branch Chairman. At the Dunstable Branch he served as the Wings Appeal Organiser, responsible for making our annual fundraising strategy.

Rick and Sheila took on the responsibility of Welfare Officer and assistance. Their responsibility was to visit and look after any member that had served in the Royal Air Force (member of the Association or not).

The group would also like to thank to the staff and customers of Tesco, Chaul End Lane, Dunstable for their generous donations totalling £1,043.28 during collecting on February 13-14.