Well the 2012 reunion has come and gone and what a superb weekend it has been. From day one and the morning visit to XV Squadron to be briefed and view, up close and personal, the mighty Tornado. The afternoon trip to Johnstons woolen Mill in Elgin or, for the more adventurous, the Glenfiddich distillery in Dufftown and a wee dram or two! Day one concluding with the traditional meet and greet and a light supper provided by the lovely staff at the Stotfield Hotel.
Day two, a visit to D Flight and brief introductions from OC 202 Squadron and the new OC D Flight gave us an insight into the work of D Flight. Then, while the committe had a pre AGM meeting, the rest of the members were hosted by flight personnel and members of the mountain rescue team.
Following the demo's, we moved to the station briefing room for a light lunch, followed by a full 'State of the Squadron' briefing by Wg Commander Sue Jarvis. Following on from her top level view, two of D Flights paramedic winchmen gave personal briefings on thier work. A first hand account of a rescue on Ben Nevis and then, an introduction into the work involved in the Medical Emergency Response Teams(MERT) in Afghanistan.
Following this the AGM was held.
The reunion was completed, as always, with the Formal Dinner. This was an occasion bordering on excellence. The staff, piper, food an even the speeches, were amongs the best we have had!
I for one am looking forward to 2013. Why not make a mental note to be there as well?
The photo on the right is of Mr Bryn Lewis. He raised a point in the AGM that the photo's of the reunion sometime take a little while to appear on these pages.
Well Bryn, whilst you rested yourself, I was implementing your request. The first photos can be seen on the next page!
For the first time there are a few video's taken during the reunion. Please be aware that these may take a little time to load.