The History of the Association.
The Royal Air Force Changi (incl. Headquarters FEAF) Association was founded in May 1996 by Mike James, Brian Lloyd and Jim Hart, since that time it has steadily grown and now has in excess of eleven hundred members.
Since it started a reunion has been held every year on a Saturday in early May, usually in the Birmingham area, which is well supported by the membership, several of whom make a nostalgic week-end of the occasion, which culminates in a dinner on the Saturday evening. On the Sunday morning at 1000 hrs the Association’s Annual General Meeting is held to present the Chairman’s, Treasurer’s and Membership Secretary’s reports, etc. Attendance at this meeting is not mandatory as the committee are fully aware that many members have long journeys to make, and would like to get away as early as possible, During the run-up to the dinner on Saturday, the albums from the Associations archives are available for viewing, also items of regalia are displayed for purchase.
Throughout the year several mini-reunions are organised, for the benefit of members who, for personal reasons, are unable to attend the main event. To date mini reunions are being held in Sussex, Wiltshire, Yorkshire, Hampshire and Buckinghamshire, hopefully this list will expand when willing members can be found to carry out the organisation. For details see the “Coming Events” and “Reports” pages.
Every two years, since 1998, a chance to return to Singapore is arranged by Mike James, followed by optional additional time in Penang. Details of this can also be found on the “Coming Events” and “Reports” pages.