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The 69th Entry RAF Reunion Dinner, Stratford Manor Hotel, Warwickshire - 14th September 2019

It's the G-Unit's annual reunion of the 69th Entry into the RAF - known as the Royal Entry, on account of it being picked to represent RAF Halton at the Queen's Coronation in 1953. We'd had a tentative introduction to the group last year, so this time around we're inivited to the main dinner in a wing of the hotel seemingly miles from anywhere.

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2019 The boys scope the menu out

The boys scope the menu out

2019 Harry gets a hug

Harry gets a hug

2019 Pre-dinner drinks

Pre-dinner drinks

2019 The photographer wrangles together a group shot

The photographer wrangles together a group shot

2019 A group photo of the 69th Entry, plus wives and partners

A group photo of the 69th Entry, plus wives and partners

2019 The guy from formerly-known-as-Ceylon and his wife

The guy from formerly-known-as-Ceylon and his wife

2019 The guests re-assemble in the hotel foyer

The guests re-assemble in the hotel foyer

2019 Grandad holds court

Grandad holds court

2019 The group begins the long trek to dinner

The group begins the long trek to dinner

2019 Isobel and Fred

Isobel and Fred

2019 Grandad and stick

Grandad and stick

2019 Seating for dinner

Seating for dinner

2019 The Royal Entry badge and RAF flag

The Royal Entry badge and RAF flag

2019 A pre-dinner introduction

A pre-dinner introduction

2019 The speech continues

The speech continues

2019 Animated conversation

Animated conversation

2019 Isobel does some sort of Mother Theresa impression

Isobel does some sort of Mother Theresa impression

2019 Fred learns how to be a sommelier

Fred learns how to be a sommelier

2019 Some of the history of the 69th is inspected

Some of the history of the 69th is inspected

2019 Grandad flicks through some history

Grandad flicks through some history

2019 A photo of Grandad in the RAF in front of a Gloster Meteor

A photo of Grandad in the RAF in front of a Gloster Meteor

2019 More history browsing

More history browsing

2019 The silent raffle has occured - Isobel wins a book about narrow-guage railways

The silent raffle has occured - Isobel wins a book about narrow-guage railways

2019 Auld Lang Syne occurs

Auld Lang Syne occurs

2019 Grandad joins in

Grandad joins in

2019 More arm swinging

More arm swinging

2019 Linked arms break up into clapping

Linked arms break up into clapping

2019 Some photos are pinched out of the history collection

Some photos are pinched out of the history collection

2019 Next day, our stuff is packed and ready to go

Next day, our stuff is packed and ready to go

2019 The boys have a last quick play in the water feature thing

The boys have a last quick play in the water feature thing

2019 We stop for a wee off the A143 and spot a derelict bit of the old Bury Road

We stop for a wee off the A143 and spot a derelict bit of the old Bury Road

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The boys scope the menu out

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