Battle of Britain Wings appeal raises over £2,300

PUBLISHED: 12:20 10 October 2017 | UPDATED: 12:20 10 October 2017

Spitfire IX MH434 at Old Buckenham Airshow. Picture: JOHN ALLAN

Spitfire IX MH434 at Old Buckenham Airshow. Picture: JOHN ALLAN


A total of £2,318.95 has been raised this year for the Battle of Britain Wings Appeal.

It came after branch members of the Royal Air Forces Association and Air Cadets from 301 Squadron (Bury St Edmunds) carried out a collection in the town.

Ernie Broom, the Battle of Britain Wings Appeal organisers for Bury and Haverhill, paid thanks to the genorosity of the “wonderful” people who donated.

He said: “Supporting ex-serving member of the RAF is just one part of our work. We also assist serving personal as well as dependant families.

“From survivors of the Second World War to the men and women in service today all can turn to the RAF Assocation when in need of welfare support.

“But providing such services cost money ... so I give a big thank you to the people of Bury on behalf of our branch and the many that benefit from the work of RAFA.”


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bury Mercury visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bury Mercury staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bury Mercury account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Other popular content

In Bostik North, AFC Sudbury sprung a surprise with a home victory over league leaders AFC Hornchurch, extending their unbeaten run to six matches.

A dogged performance from Framlingham Town saw the Castlemen keep another clean sheet, Danny Smith score his 100th senior goal and young Portuguese Sini Rodrigues net his first for the club in a fine 3-0 win over Swaffham in Thurlow Nunn One.


National League Two South

Bury St Edmunds 46

Canterbury 26

These two mid-table teams served up an 11-try feast with Bury deservedly edging the contest by virtue of scoring seven to the visitors’ four, writes Simon Lord.

Norfolk police has thanked both Ipswich Town and Norwich City supporters for their behaviour at today’s East Anglian derby at Carrow Road.

Local weather



max temp: 7°C

min temp: 3°C

Show Job Lists

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter
MyDate24 MyPhotos24