Monday, 17 June 2013

Republic of Ireland RAF branch fundraiser

From Lorraine McWilliams:

"The Republic of Ireland Branch of the RAF Association (Republic of Ireland Branch) will be holding its major fundraiser of the year next Saturday, 22nd June at 2.00pm at Leopardstown Park Hospital, Dublin 18 (Green line of the LUAS – stop = Central Park). The RAFA (RoI) looks after WW2 veterans resident in Ireland – be they Irish or British. In our membership, we enjoy several WW2 pilots and ground crew. As you probably know, many Irish servicemen/servicewomen suffered isolation and discrimination when they returned to Ireland after the war. It’s all the more important that we look after them now."

The branch has its own Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Royal-Air-Forces-Association-RAFA-RoI/277995295555709 which notes that "entrance is Euro 10 per person and includes BBQ, cold buffet and two drinks. It's our major fundraiser for the year, so please support!"

My father-in-law, Paddy Giles from County Tipperary, was a member of the RAF just after the war, so I'm only too happy to give this a plug - hope you all have a great day!

(With thanks to Lorraine)

Chris

My new book, Tracing Your Irish Family History on the Internet, is now available from Pen and Sword. My Scottish land and church records ebooks are available at http://www.gen-ebooks.com/unlock-the-past.html, whilst my next Pharos Scottish course, Scottish Research Online, starts Sep 4th - see http://pharostutors.com/details.php?coursenumber=102. Time to smash a few brick walls...!

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