2017 Reunion

2017 Reunion

This years reunion will again be at the Barnsdale Hotel.

Dear all,

As indicated before, the reunion at the Victory Services Club has fallen through due to insufficient positive support.  However we have arranged for the Barnsdale Hotel near Rutland water to be our reunion venue again on Friday 13th October, due to insufficient room on other nights.

Please see prices below from the hotel. If you intend to go, please book directly with the hotel quoting ‘3 Squadron AssociationReunion’.

Depending on the number booking will dictate the size of room we can have. Timings would be probably standard 7.00pm for 7.30 but I will confirm this later. Also menu choices for the main meal on the Friday night will be sent out presently. As Phil states below, the sqn/station are making an effort for us to visit Coningsby so it has been decided to have the AGM on Saturday morning 14th October. Hopefully we shall see some members of the squadron attend the reunion dinner.

Please see below the prices for accommodation for Friday 13th October

Standard Double

Single Occupancy – £89.00 bed and breakfast

Double Occupancy – £99.00 bed and breakfast

Superior Double

Single Occupancy – £109.00 bed and breakfast

Double Occupancy – £119.00 bed and breakfast

Single Room

Single Occupancy – £79.00 bed and breakfast

As discussed, the price for the evening meal is £30.00 per person for 3 courses.

Harriet Jeil

We now offer 5-star self-catering holidays in our 3 bedroom Rutland Retreats!

Visit www.rutlandretreats.co.uk for more details.


Our Cancellation policy: If a cancellation is received with less than 48 hours notice we will charge the full cost of the accommodation. Group bookings and conference rooms require 1 months notice in writing, prior to the date of arrival.  Reservations cancelled with less than one months notice, will be charged in full unless we re-sell the room(s). Your account must be settled on departure, we accept all major debit and credit cards. Accounts settled using a credit card may be liable to commission.

In addition:

RAF Coningsby visit

We have received approval to visit Coningsby on Friday October 13th, the date which coincides with the Association formal dinner at the Barnsdale Hotel in Oakham and AGM on the morning of the Saturday the 14th.

3(F) Squadron commitments dictate that this is the earliest date that they can accommodate us. My intention was to have the visit separated from the AGM but the two activities will likely appeal to members with differing interests anyway, as it happens it could now appeal to members that would like to attend both events

The plan is for those members who will be travelling some distance to Coningsby to overnight at a local hostelry (TBA) on Thursday October 12th. Those and more local members are invited to meet in the BBMF car park on the civvy side of the fence so that we can take part in a guided tour of the historic aircraft. Next will be a visit to the Typhoon Flight Simulater and then a visit to 3(F). Lunch will be on the Squadron or the Mess according to numbers.

To confirm the plan we need to know how many members will be joining us for the Coningsby visit. Please register your interest as soon as possible with me, Phil.


Phil Ward