84 Squadron Association Reunion

30th Anniversary +1

1/2 October 2021.

We are very disappointed that the 30th anniversary reunion had to be cancelled due to Covid restrictions.

However, the 2021 reunion will be held at The Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa. The hotel is four miles north of Shrewsbury on the A528. Many of you will know of this hotel because of its proximity to RAF Shawbury.

Although it’s a year late due to our 2020 reunion being cancelled, we will be celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the founding of the 84 Squadron Association in April 1990.

There is a bus service into Shrewsbury which runs about every hour and a taxi will cost about £8-00p from Shrewsbury railway station at the time of going to press. The bus service in the opposite direction terminates at Ellesmere which is known as Shropshire’s Lake District.

Details of the hotel can be found at http://www.mercure.com/gb/hotel-6629-mercure-shrewsbury-albrighton-hall-hotel-and-spa/index.shtml

The hotel is set in extensive gardens with a lake. It is a four star hotel and a visit there will confirm that the event rooms and accommodation are of a good standard. We will be using the Lakeside Room for the Saturday evening.

Our special discounted price is will be announced by February 2021 and will be per person, per night, DB&B. There is a single supplement of £10.00

This price also includes use of the spa facilities. There is a very pleasant 10m x 8m swimming pool, Jacuzzi and well equipped gym. Also there are various beauty and therapy treatments available. Should anybody wish to take advantage of these they need to be booked in advance and will attract a 20% discount for our members and guests.

What we would like you to do this year is book as early as possible so that the hotel has confidence that we will turn up in sufficient numbers to warrant our discounted rate.

The format for the weekend is as per usual:
Friday – meet & greet. Upon arrival ask for a menu choice for the evening and once you are settled in provide reception with your selection.
Saturday – AGM in the Lakeside Room at 16-00. In the evening the “banquet” is 19-00 for 19-30 (dress jacket & tie). Upon arrival you will be ‘mugged’ for the raffle tickets.
Sunday – breakfast followed by farewells.

When we confirm our discounted price, please book directly with the hotel (Tel 01939 291718) stating reference “RAF 84” to get the discount. You cannot get the discount by booking online.

When you book please tell the hotel about any dietary requirements. Also please tell them if you have any mobility problems. Some of the accommodation is a short (less than 100 metres) walk from the hotel entrance.

There will be more details in Scorpion News January 2021 but If you have any questions or suggestions please contact Derek Whittaker by email: derek966@gmail.com  or telephone 01902 441153.