2022 Reunion Lunch
Originally a Cistercian Abbey dating back to the 12th Century, and set in 500 acres of parkland and formal gardens, the historic architecture and natural beauty of the Coombe Abbey Hotel provided a wonderfully convivial setting for the 2022 Reunion of the Naval Eight / 208 Squadron Association. Having driven through the avenue of whispering lime trees and chestnuts, the guests gathered in the aptly-
Following a starter of beetroot salmon gravadlax, with pickled cucumber and a radish & dill salad, the guests enjoyed a main course of roasted corn-
The Chairman thanked everyone for attending the Lunch and announced that the 2023 Reunion had already been booked at the RAF Club for Saturday 21 October 2023. Given that the Association had some 305 members in contact, it was disappointing that so few had attended this year's event although, understandably, there were many reasons why so many had sent their apologies. Sadly, a number of members had passed away in the preceding year, and he asked everyone to join him in a toast to members who had recently passed.
The President reflected on his first reunion event when he had been Deputy Boss of 208 Squadron in 1980. There had been 120 people at that dinner, including the famous Geoffrey Bromet and Humphrey Edwards-
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