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.........

NEW!! Please note our new email address:

             We no longer have access to rafasof@orange.fr                             so please delete this email address

Here is a photo of our two Joint Honorary Presidents, Committee and Guests at January Bordeaux luncheon.  One of our Honorary Presidents, Henri (seated) has just celebrated his 100th birthday!

Bordeaux Monthly Lunch at Hôtel Restaurant                 Le Guyenne - Lycée Hôtellerie,             15 Rue François Rabelais, 33400 TALENCE      
Date in April  TBN
         Reservations: rafa.sud-ouest@gmx.com                       or telephone: 05 46 95 38 89

The Sud-Ouest Branch Annual General Meeting was held on Friday 9 February 2018 in Bordeaux-Talence when we were delighted to welcome our Guest of Honour, the USAF Air Attaché.  Twenty three members attended and enjoyed a good lunch afterwards!  Please email rafa.sud-ouest@gmx.com if you would like to see the AGM papers.

In 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 Arrows 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

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!   https://www.facebook.com/mousquito.75


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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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