Senior Citizens dine out at RAF Halton

Jane Reilly  |  Published: Dec 14th 2017

Senior citizens from the surrounding area enjoyed the annual Christmas lunch this week at Henderson Mess, RAF Halton. Over 100 of them were served a four course meal by Station personnel and Servicemen Awaiting Trade Training (SATT’s).

Station Commander, Group Captain James Brayshaw, warmly welcomed the guests, saying: “It is a delight for me and my staff to welcome you all here today. Many of you have been here on numerous occasions and have links with RAF Halton either for work or socially. Please enjoy yourselves and I wish you a joyful Christmas and a peaceful New Year.” 

After the Station Padre said grace everyone tucked into a four course festive meal with musical accompaniment by the Voluntary Station Band led by Mr David Richards.

When lunch was finished, both guests and hosts joined in a game of bingo and a raffle, with each person being given a gift. Father Christmas made an appearance and the dancing began, courtesy of the Dan Blaze Disco.

Sergeant Lucy Price, who organised the event, said: “Organising the Senior Citizens Christmas lunch took a lot of work but seeing how much the guests appreciated our efforts made it all worthwhile; dancing and interacting with the SATTs seemed to be the highlight of the day, along with some well received prizes for the bingo and the raffle. It was great to hear that this was the liveliest one they had been to and it is safe to say that this was down to the good humour of the SATTs. It was heart-warming to see how much an event like this meant to them all and honestly made the whole thing a pleasure to do.”

Deputy Station Commander serves diners
band leader
GP Capt Brayshaw with diners
diners
SATT serves diners
diners 2
wait staff
diners 3
diners 4
diners 5
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