No. 1318


Minutes of the Committee Meeting of the Royal Air Forces Association,

Aphrodite Branch, held at WO and SGTs Mess RAF Akrotiri

On Thursday 30th Jan 2020, at 11.02



Mr Nik Williams

Mrs Betty Stockman

Mr Francis Haggerty

Ms Georgina Page-Dove

Flt Lt Andrew Milligan







Vice Chairman

Honorary Secretary



    Action By
Item 1 Royal Air Forces Association’s Dedication.  

The Chairman opened the meeting with the Royal Air Forces Association’s Dedication.

Item 2 Apologies for Absence:  


Vice President – Barry Higgs

Membership – Anne Higgs

Wings Appeal – Jon Partington

On Duty

Welfare – David Rice

Entertainments – James Paddington

Item 3 Minutes of the previous meeting:  
3.1 The Minutes, without amendment, were approved by the committee as a true and accurate record of the meeting and were signed by the Chairman.


Item 4 Matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting:  
4.1 None.  
Item 5 Treasurer’s Report:  






The Treasurer submitted  accounts for Nov & Dec  and reported, the Branch Accounts as of 31 Dec 2019:


General Account          €      3372.22                             

Welfare Account          €      1937.18                            

Wings Account            €       NIL

1318 CHQ Sterling Branch Account         £.40.87 D

Petty Cash                    €       165.72


Committee was appraised  that this account was used  to pay  Subs to Branch.  Branch are to be queried on this procedure.






Item 6 Welfare Officer’s Report:  
6.1 The Welfare Officer’s submitted no report. New Welfare Member,. Flt Lt David Rice is now back from detachment.  
Item 7 Membership Secretary’s Report:  
7.1 The membership secretary submitted no report. It was noted that there had been a small increase in membership.  
Item 8 Wings Appeal Report:  
8.1 Wings Member submitted no report.  
Item 9 RAFALO Report  
9.1 RAFALO  submitted no report but stated that Main Report will be submitted at next Committee Meeting.  
Item 10  Entertainments:  



The  RAFA Christmas Lunch at The Hill View at Pissouri was a great success.  The next dinner will include a Table Quiz and a Raffle.



 10.2 The Visit to Lays Crisps is planned for 5 Feb 1000 at Polimedia. Meet 10.25 outside the Main Office. FH
10.3 A Visit to OH is being planned for 1 Apr. No details yet FH
10.4 Station Commanders Garden Party – Thursday 4 June 2020, 1800-2200.  Event Confirmed  
10.5 Fly Past by 84 Sqn is still being investigated  




Event Tickets will be Printed and Available for sale in March.

It was decided to initially promote Ticket Sales to be ‘by the Table’ as it was felt it would be easier to target Groups with a Charity Event.





Item 11 Web Master Report – Nil  
11.1 New Web Master  is David Boden. No actual  contact yet made.  
11.2 Facebook page is showing activity.  
Item 12 AGM – Wednesday 4 March, WO & Sgts Mess 1830.  
12.1 Event is in Stn Cdr’s  Diary  
12.2 Casual Bar will be open from 1800  





New Committee Posts. All present Committee members are willing to stand for re – election

Volunteers and Nominees for the New Committee are to submit their Application by Thursday 13 Feb (14 workings days before) in writing (E-mail) to Chairman



Item 13 Items for consideration for AGM  ALL
13.1 Reduction of  present  €20 for 4 year consolidated  advanced Branch Full Membership to be reduced to €10 BS
13.2 Reduction of present full cost of CRC cost – €20 to be reduced to €10, refunded at attendance of members next attendance at a RAFA Function  FH
13.3 Station Escort Application to be made to Security Flight for RAFA Committee Members – if they wish to volunteer FH
13.4 Committee Reports for the AGM to be submitted to Chairman by next Committee Meeting – Thursday 26 Feb. ALL
Item 14 Any Other Business  




Royal British Legion are  planning a function to commemorate 75 Anniversary of Victory in Europe and Japan.                                                                        Flyer to be sent separately

Committee Members are to investigate their pricing policy




Item 15 Close of Meeting  
15.1 There being no further business the Chairman closed the meeting at 1125  hours.  
Item 16 Next meetings  



Notwithstanding a previous amendment, because of the proximity of the AGM, ,The next committee meeting; Thursday 27th Feb 2020 at 1100 hours in the WO and Sgts Mess NW




Next Stn Cdr Garden Party Committee Meeting will be Wednesday 18 March at 1100 in WO & Sgts Mess.

Chairman’s signature.  … Nik Williams …………

                               Date.  … 27 Feb 2020 …………..

Minutes produced by Honorary Secretary Mr FM Haggerty