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Updated message from Mike Hill on our 60th Graduation Anniversary get-together:-
Good day, all, and I hope this finds you all CoVid free and not feeling overly isolated!
I had a reasonable response to considerations for a celebration in June next year of the 60th Anniversary of our graduation from Locking. June was picked as it's a better time of year for travel etc - at my time of life I'm not personally enamoured with travelling anywhere on or around 19th December.
Similar to our last gathering a central location was needed and the Holt Hotel was very good last time so I've gone for it again. Preferred dates at the moment are Tues/Weds 22/23 June 2021. It does give us a long evening of daylight - and mid week keeps us free from most wedding receptions etc.
Projected costs are £250 per double room and £215 per single. This covers 2 nights B&B and a group 3 course dinner on Weds evening. B&B only on the Tuesday means you can make your own arrangements - the restaurant is open, bar food is available, or you can eat en route etc. With the possible numbers involved a pre selected menu will be necessary to allow the kitchen to prepare & deliver. Look on their web site to see the sort of menus they provide. Link to Holt Hotel below in blue.
Please could you let me know if you would like to attend, or if other (mid week) dates would be preferred. We shall have to make a firm commitment by the end of September so please put thinking caps on.
As one of the older members of the Entry I shall be 80 in Sept '21 so this will be the last of our little get togethers I intend to arrange - so it would be great to see as many as possible before we all reach our dotage!!! It's also a great time of year for all you ex-pats to arrange a trip back to Blighty!
Looking forward to hearing from you all, negative responses as well as positive, please, plus any comments.
ATB, Stay Safe,
Mike Hill is hoping to organise a get-together to celebrate our Diamond( 60th) Anniversary since we graduated on the 19th December 1961. To avoid any inclement weather probable in December and the necessary travel - and in recognition of our advancing years - it is hoped it will be a midweek event in early June, Initial thoughts are a Tuesday arrivel and informal evening gathering and a sit-down meal on Wednesday evening. The venue being considered is the same one as last year, near Bicester. This appears to be the most central to all who have expressed an interest to Mike Hill as of 29th July 2020. Details not finalised as the Hotel is just reopening after Covid lockdown.
This will probably be The Holt Hotel Oxfordshire.
This will possibly be our last opportunity to have a final 91st entry RAF Locking get together due to our age and health status. So let's make an effort for the very last time.
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Mike Hill if you are interested or the webmaster at