Welcome to the home of the Sud-Ouest France Branch 

          Branch N°1108 in the European Area of the Royal Air Forces Association
Registered Charity 226686 in England & Wales SCO37673 in Scotland  
Sous-Préfecture de Saintes Bureau des Associations Type Loi 1901 N° W322000478 


 In 2018 we celebrate the centenary                             of the Royal Air Force!                          Click here to see what's on.........

We held two Christmas Luncheons in 2017, one in Saint Jean d'Angély and the other in Bordeaux.  Here is a photo of our two Joint Honorary Presidents, Committee and Guests at the Bordeaux luncheon.

Bordeaux Monthly Lunch at Hôtel Restaurant                 Le Guyenne - Lycée Hôtellerie,             15 Rue François Rabelais, 33400 TALENCE      There is no monthly Bordeaux lunch in February           as we have the AGM on 9 February!                 Reservations:     rafasof@orange.fr                       or telephone:    05 46 95 38 89

Sud-Ouest Branch Annual General Meeting on         Friday 9 February 2018      at Hôtel Restaurant Le Guyenne - Lycée Hôtellerie, 15 Rue François Rabelais                                 33400 TALENCE                                     1000 hours coffee & viennoiseries                     1030 hours Annual General Meeting                    with Guest of Honour from the USAF                                 1230 hours Luncheon                            Reservations:     rafasof@orange.fr                  or telephone:      05 46 95 38 89In the summer of 2017 we held a Hog Roast with the help of the Walters Family. Despite inclement weather, we raised nearly €1,000 to fund our welfare work supporting members of the RAF Family in SW France.  We held the Schneider Trophy Air Race (thank you Steve), guessed the number of sweeties in Sophie's jar and had a raffle.  So, a BIG THANK YOU to everyone who helped with the event and to all our members and guests who attended.  We could not it all without your support.

At the Annual Christmas Luncheon in December 2017 we enjoyed a good time in Saint Jean d'Angély.  Our fund raising for welfare involved a beautiful hand-knitted Penguin made by Jane Gawn. The Penguin found a new good home after a silent auction.  We also re-homed a Red Arrow Bear.  All in all, a great fun day!

 "TOY STORY" Frenchmen's Good Turn at York!

   Now published in paperback !!                      "The French Squadrons" a true story of wartime love available from Amazon or Amberley        Click here for more information

                   Memorial at York Minster

History of the French Heavy Bomber Squadrons in WW11  in English and French

Mosquito RRAA

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take a look at the progress of the rebuild!



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Branch Bureau: 
Royal Air Forces Association 
Sud-Ouest France 
Le Pérail, 
17250 BEURLAY, France
Tel:  + 33 (0)5 46 95 38 89  

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