President: Air Chief Marshal Sir Michael Graydon GCB CBE FRAeS RAF


CRANWELLIAN ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT

Dear Cranwellians,


I last wrote to you on 26th March in which I informed you that we had rescheduled the CA reunion and Trenchard Statue unveiling for 24th October. This stands for now but we will be watching the Corona virus situation very carefully prior to final decision, probably next month.

 

I also drew your attention to the digital magazine on the website which has developed splendidly including advertising Zoom get togethers ( virtually) of various CA communities. www.oldcranwellians.info/cv-menu.html . It has grown rapidly thanks to your support and the continued dedication of Mike Smith our I/T expert.

 

May I now draw your attention to another initiative for the rapidly approaching 80th anniversary of the Battle of Britain. You will find this at www.oldcranwellians.info/bob/bb-dark-clouds.html

It presents commemorative pages for certain key dates bringing this epic battle alive both visually and aurally.

 

A link will also take you to a digital tribute in booklet form recording the contribution of Cranwellians to the Battle of Britain.

www.oldcranwellians.info/bob/ewExternalFiles/BoB%20Album.pdf.

Nothing like this has been done before and I think you will find it both informative and fitting in its presentation.

 

Both these initiatives demonstrate that the CA is alive and kicking, and making a fine contribution to the RAF today whilst ensuring that our heritage is being given lasting foundations for the future. At present most of the work is being done by a small band of volunteers; we need more and this will be evident from a look at the range of activities ongoing at the website. Do please consider what you might be able to contribute and let us know.

 

In the meantime, stay safe and enjoy the upcoming events I have described,