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Trust Benefits from Successful RAF100 Dinner

Published: 17 Apr 2018


Almost 100 current and former Royal Air Force personnel gathered at Malmesbury Town Hall to celebrate the RAF's 100th birthday on Sunday April 1. 

The total combined service of those who attended amounted to 1,200 years.

Organised by former Hercules pilot, Matt Cockram, the dinner and dance saw £1,000 raised from the evening to donate to the RAF Charitable Trust.

The meal was cooked using the official RAF 100 Cookbook, which spans 100 years, 100 countries and 100 recipes, including contributions from such household names as James Martin, Tom Kerridge and Cyrus Todiwala. Get yourself a copy HERE.

Matt said: "I've been thinking about organising an event in Malmesbury to celebrate the Centenary for a number of years, so after a lot of work, organising and through some fabulous generosity by Shepherd Neame Brewer, we managed to raise a great sum for the Charitable Trust.

"I'm delighted that so many former and current RAF personnel of all ranks, and their partners, supported the dinner. It was a great success and a wonderful evening, thanks to the excellent facilities at the town hall."

A spokesperson for the RAF Charitable Trust, said: "Matt's event was a wonderful way to celebrate RAF100 and we're grateful that he chose our charity to benefit from the proceeds."

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