RAF veterans’ reunion

RAF veterans and Legion d'honneur holders Bill Adie, Jack Forrest and Peter Humphrey cut the centenary cake
RAF veterans and Legion d'honneur holders Bill Adie, Jack Forrest and Peter Humphrey cut the centenary cake

Aberdeenshire RAF veterans enjoyed a nostalgic reunion in Banchory on Saturday.

They were taking part in a special event to mark the centenary of the RAF.

The event was hosted by Banchory Museum and Library and people of all ages were invited.

Members of the local Legion Scotland branch, Banchory ATC and Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) attended to explain their roles in supporting RAF veterans and their families, and encouraging young people to learn useful skills and to learn new adventures.

Organisers tried to contact as many veterans and their families in the area.

Chris Collins, vice-chairman of Legion Scotland in Banchory, told the Piper: “The day went well with a good party atmosphere.

“We had veterans from across the North-east who all enjoyed themselves.”

Museum heritage officer Anne Lamb, was assisted in organising the event by senior library assistants Liz Gervaise and Pompa Banerjee.

Anne said: “The official anniversary is on April 1 but we wanted to do something before then to tell people there will be events going on throughout the year as part of the centenary.

“We estimated there would have been around 100 people who visited throughout the day and we were delighted with the response.”

Photos and mementoes from local people will remain on display at the museum and library until April 1.