1239 Squadron support RAFA Wings Appeal

Air Cadets from 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron and members of the Nazeing Branch of the Royal Air Forces Association (RAFA) were out in force in the centre of Hoddesdon on Saturday 15th September 2012 collecting donations for the RAFA Battle of Britain Wings Appeal.

The Battle of Britain remains one of the most famous battles of World War 2 and is renowned for the aerial combat that raged over the skies of Britain in 1940. September marks the anniversary of the Battle of Britain.

Some of the Cadets of 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron who were out in force in Hoddesdon collecting for the Royal Air Forces Association Battle of Britain Wings Appeal.

The collections in Hoddesdon have helped to raise funds for the Royal Air Forces Association, which provides help and support for former members of the Royal Air Force and their families. With approximately 80,000 members and 500 branches in the UK, Europe and beyond, the RAFA needs all the help it can get and the cadets of 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron were doing their best to help boost this year's collection.

Flight Lieutenant Mark Richards, Officer Commanding 1239 (Broxbourne & Hoddesdon) Squadron said, "The Royal Air Forces Association does a superb job in providing help and support to veterans, former members of the Royal Air Force and their families. The Squadron was very keen to support the collections, and honour the memory of those who gave their lives in the fight for freedom in the skies over Britain during 1940. The Royal Air Forces Association relies on the generosity and assistance of the public to generate the vital funds needed to facilitate its welfare support for those in need, so thank you to all those who gave so generously to support the appeal".

For more information about the work of the Royal Air Forces Association, please visit their website www.rafa.org.uk