Covid-19 virus and the need for social distancing have had an effect on our plans for commemorative events in Woodhall Spa over the weekend of 7/8th November 2020. The good news is that we intend to go ahead.
Current government regulations limit the number of attendees at any single function or gathering to 30 people, but things are changing so please standby to see if the event is still viable. For now we are planning within the 30 limit.
The Petwood Hotel has agreed that we can hold 2 separate dinners on Saturday 7th November, each for 30 people, provided they are demonstrably separate events. Therefore each dinner will be entirely separate from the other: separate pre-drinks, dinner in different rooms and separate bars after the dinner. For the sake of convenience we are referring to one dinner as ‘The Dams’ and the other as ‘The Tirpitz’.
There will be no AGM. At this stage it is not clear whether there will be a Remembrance Service or parade to the memorials on the Sunday morning. However, it is our intention that, by hook or by crook, wreaths will be laid on the 617 Sqn memorials and at Woodhall Spa airfield.
A briefing note to this effect has been sent out to all Association Members. Therefore please let the Association General Secretary, know whether or not you are interested in attending the Dams/Tirpitz event: Sec617@outlook.com or 07889 150836.