621VGS News

News from June 2013

Posted on: June 27th, 2013 by admin

It is with some regret that the 70th Anniversary Meal will now not take place on 28th September 2013.

As you will be aware we had planned to hold the meal in the mess at Buckley Barracks. We started planning for this some 15 months ago and had kindly been allowed to make use of one of the Army’s mess functions that they had ‘contracted’ with their 3rd party contractor. This allowed us to avoid labour and other costs associated with using the mess.

Sadly we have now been informed that we are unable to use this arrangement as the events have to be for the Army, and as such the event is now not financially viable.

Due to the time of year it has not been possible to find another venue at such short notice.

The event will now be held on 1st February 2014 at the Gables Hotel, Falfield.

If you are now able / unable to make the new date – please get in contact with CGI Neil Payne.

Posted on: June 26th, 2013 by Rob Newbold
1st Stoke Gifford Cubs
1st Stoke Gifford Cubs

1st Stoke Gifford Cubs

621VGS were visited on Monday evening by 1st Stoke Gifford Cubs as part of their air activities badge. After a full health and safety briefing, the cubs were escorted around the aircraft and had the controls and instruments explained and given the opportunity to ask (many!) questions about the Viking Glider.

Many thanks to the staff who gave up a weekday evening to make this a successful, memorable and exciting activity for all the cubs, parents and adult helpers who attended.