What a busy month! Our Welcome Back night successfully introduced a
number of new members to the Beaver group with a fun filled evening of games at the Hut.
The Putting Green on Station Approach proved it's versatility when, following a
traditional round of putting, the Beavers tried footie golf, snooker golf (grassy knees!),
one legged golf and where's the ball golf (eyes shut!!). Our successful parachute
jump (see elsewhere this issue) was preceded by the Parachuting Down night with everyone
making a mini chute and playing games with the giant one - always a popular activity.
The month concluded with an evening hike round the woods armed with torches,
treasure hunt lists and collecting bags. We started at the picnic site car park on
Holway Road and ended at the Anglian Water site on Common Lane - with a small amount of
being lost in between. What's that about Be Prepared? Instinctive orienteering
by some parent helpers thankfully got us through the muddy paths to our destination before
the night drew in.
The coming month will see the enrolment of the new Beavers, some Guy Fawkes themed
creative nights and a weather watch taking us past half term.
Anyone who would like to join Sheringham Beavers should contact Jayne Burghall on
825644 for membership information. Beavers is for boys and girls aged 6 to 8 -
younger children can join the waiting list, older ones are eligible for Cubs or Scouts.
Jayne also handles membership enquiries for all sections of Sheringham and Beeston Regis
Sea Scout Group.
THE ROYAL AIR FORCES ASSOCIATION
At their special Luncheon on Tuesday 12th September in the middle of their
WINGS WEEK Campaign the Branch had as it's Guest of Honour, Marshal of the Royal Air Force
Lord Craig of Radley, GCB. OBE.
He was born in September 1929 and was married in 1955 to June Derenburg. They have
one son and one daughter. He was commissioned into the RAF in 1951. He became
a Flying Instructor on Meteors and Hunters and CO, No.35 Squandron 1963-65. He
became Military Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff 1965-8. In 1968 he was
appointed Group Captain and Station CO, RAF Cranwell 1968-70. In 1969-71 he was ADC
to HM The Queen.
During the next 20 years he held all the most important
posts in the RAF including Director, Plans & Operations Far East Command; OC, RAF
Akrotiri (Cyprus); Assistant Chief of Air Staff (operations) Ministry of Defence 1975-78;
AOC No.1 Group 1978-80; Vice Chief Air Staff 1980-82; AOC Strike Command and Commander in
Chief, UK Air Forces 1982-5; Chief of Air Staff 1985-88; and finally Chief of the Defence
He was raised to the peerage as Baron Craig of Radley, of Helhoughton in the County of
Norfolk in 1991. He became Convenor of Crossbench Peers 1999-2004 and served on 11
Select Committees during the period 2002-04.
With this record of service behind him, he made a most brilliant and amusing speech
comparing the Royal Air Force when he joined the Service with its requirements today.
With terrorist activities not only in the Middle East but also in many other parts
of the world the much smaller RAF was having difficulties in meeting its requirements in
Iraq and Afghanistan.
His speech stimulated a number of questions about the requirements of the RAF in these new
The Branch Chairman, Derek Shrigley, thanked Lord Craig for his most interesting speech
and hoped that he would agree to being nominated as an Honorary Member of the Branch.
The Luncheon and Raffle raised some £300 for the WINGS WEEK collection.
Okay, all you children aged 1 - 12 years, this column is for you.
Enter the competition(s) and you may win a prize.
How much is 1 times 2 times 3 times 4 times 5 times 6
times 7 times 8 times 9 times 0?
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COMPETITION WINNERS ISSUE 67
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page 1 photograghs - photographs
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page 4 collum - column
page 5 musikal - musical
page 6 Rushans - Russians
page 7 tomatoe - tomato
page 9 colourfull - colourful
page 10 massage - message
page 12 easyiest - easiest
page 13 cabbinets - cabinets
Beaky - Winner - Celia Dolton
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Answer - The Wrong Brothers
Teen Scene - No winner
Answer - I am 18. If I was 18 then three times my age three years
from now would be 21 x 3 (63). Three times my age three years ago would be 15 x 3 (45).
Subtract 45 from 63 and I am 18.
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choose what you would like! If you can't get here, please let us know on 01263
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Friends of EA Air Ambulance Lottery Winners
15 Sept - R Merryweather 22 Sept - Sally Rackham
29 Sept - Mrs E Winterbone 6 Oct - Leanette Burrell
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Julies Coffee & Snack Bar, The Courtyard
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