617 & IX(B) Squadron Associations ‘Tirpitz’ Reunion Dinner

This year members of No IX(B) Squadron Association have been invited to join the annual 617 Squadron Association annual Tirpitz Dinner at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa. Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, recently retired from the RAF and previously a member of IX(B) Squadron, has been invited to be the Guest of Honour.

The Dinner will be held on the evening of Saturday 13 November. The following day members of both Associations and their guests are invited to St Peters Church in Woodhall Spa for a Remembrance Day Service. This will be followed by a parade to the centre of Woodhall Spa and the laying of wreathes on the town War Memorial and the 617 Squadron Memorials.

Members and guests are then invited to travel independently to Woodhall Spa Airfield for a further short service and wreath-laying ceremony.

There will be sandwiches and cake available for a small charge in the Petwood Hotel after the visit to the Airfield.

Members are advised that the Hotel continues to take anti-Covid precautions and encourages guests to do likewise. In particular, any meals other than the Dinner on the Saturday evening and the Sandwich/Cake lunch on the Sunday must be booked in advance directly with the Hotel.

Please complete the attached a booking proforma as soon as convenient and not later than 30 September. If you have any questions please contact me, Ian Dugmore, by e-mail or phone: Sec617@outlook.com 07889 150836

IX(B) Squadron Association Members may wish to know that their Project Officer for the event is Lenny Nixon at association.vicechairman@9sqn.co.uk