100 years of Royal Air Force: a guided walk through Westminster. Ous member Lulu Martyn-David (2017 walk: Soho) will guide us around the City of Westminster to tell us about many associations with the RAF, on a Saturday in September at 11 am, from Old Palace Yard, London.
Last March Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork MBE, BA, FRAeS gave his highly successful Unilever lecture about the operations of the Dutch squadrons within the Royal Air Force (RAF) during WWII. Now the ANS is proud to announce a guided tour through the City of Westminster celebrating the centenary year of the RAF.
The RAF is the oldest air force in the world. It was founded at the end of the First World War on April 1st 1918. The City of Westminster always played an important role in the history of the RAF. There are many connections including the original headquarters on the Strand, statues of key figures in the history of the RAF, monuments to significant events and memorials to people, organisations and nations. In addition, there is much to tell about the men and women of the service and their links with the City of Westminster.
City of Westminster Guide, member of the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association and long-standing ANS member Lulu Martyn-David will conduct this private guided walking tour. Last year Lulu also led us on the fascinating walk through London’s Soho neighbourhood.
Because of this special occasion, the City of Westminster Guide Lecturers Association will this time donate 25% of the tour fee to the RAF100 Appeal. The RAF100 Appeal is a joint venture between the Royal Air Force and four major RAF charities – the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Royal Air Forces Association, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust and the Royal Air Force Museum. The aim of the Appeal is to raise money for the RAF Family and to create a lasting legacy as 100 years of the Royal Air Force is celebrated.
Please join us to explore the prime locations linked with events featuring in the RAF’s 100 years history and discover impressive statues and other memorials commemorating people, military and civilian, who helped build the RAF service. This walk will end at the spiritual home of the RAF.