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BATTLE OF BRITAIN NIGHT

September 25th, 2018.



The Seahaven branch of The Royal Society of St George met last Saturday, the 15th, to celebrate the 78th anniversary of Battle of Britain Day. It was commemorated in style with a formal dinner at The View at Seaford Head Golf Club.


The event was graced by the Mayors of Newhaven, Cllr Paul Boswell, and Peacehaven, Cllr Jackie Harrison-Hicks and the Deputy Mayor of Seaford. Also present was Peter Butterworth from the Forces Charity, Combat Stress, to receive cheques worth more than £1,200, being the surplus monies from this year's Veterans and Armed Forces Day.

Guest of Honour was Joanna Cadman, Chairman of The Royal Society of St George, who announced details of her 100 miles for 100 years walk, which starts at Sandwich in Kent on the 6th of November, to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice 1918 and to raise funds for The Royal British Legion. The walk finishes just before 11.00am on Sunday the 11th of November at Newhaven War Memorial.

Joanna also outlined details of the Royal Society's 125th anniversary in 2019. Under her guidance, there are some 100 branches and many thousands of members worldwide.

A reading about the Battle of Britain was given by committee member Nick Dutt. The raffle that evening raised more than £100 for branch funds.


Pictured - Presentation of cheques, (L to R) Cllr Lindsey Freeman, Deputy Mayor of Seaford, Laurie Holland, Branch President and Peter Butterworth, from the Forces Charity, Combat Stress.