100 STATIONS IN 100 DAYS – CHEQUE PRESENTATION
Over the summer months, a number of members of TTF (Typhoon Training Facility) at RAF Coningsby pursued a charitable quest; to visit 100 RAF stations in 100 days within Lincolnshire both past and present.
The team, comprising of RAF, MOD Civil Servants and BAE Systems personnel, visited bases dating from the earliest days of the Royal Flying Corps, bomber and fighter command bases of the Second World War, the nuclear era of the Cold War, and current operational bases within the length and breath of the county.
The enterprising participants used various modes of transport, feet to bicycles, canoes to motor cycles.
Events kicked off on Thursday 7th June 2012 with a cycle ride from RAF Cranwell to RAF Coningsby. The event finished with a final “Marathon Day” on Friday 14th September 2012, with a team running from RAF Waddington to RAF Coningsby and visiting Colby Grange, Metheringham and Woodhall Spa on the way.
The challenge raised over £2622, which is being split between the Lincoln County Hospital Special Care Baby Unit and Pilgrim Hospital Boston Breast Care Unit.
One of the team members, Mr Max Waldron said ‘This was a very rewarding experience. As well as being able to raise some money for two deserving charities, it was great to share the legacy of aviation heritage that can be found in ‘Bomber County’ with our colleagues’
Mr Adrian Graves on behalf of United Lincolnshire Hospitals said, “Once again the personnel from RAF Coningsby and colleagues have offered great support to the hospital wards to which we are very grateful. Raising £2622 will go a long way in helping the wards provide care to the patients”
Steve Brown, Head of Training at the Typhoon Training Facility, RAF Coningsby together with members of the team presented a Cheque to Kristy Wilkinson, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Nocton Ward. The presentation was held at East Kirby, Lincolnshire Aviation Heritage Centre in front of their taxiable Lancaster NX611 “Just Jane” on the 8th November 2012.