Belton Park Golf Club has a long association with the Royal Air Force and many ex-RAF members. It was fitting therefore that the Club commemorated the centenary of the Royal Air Force with a formal dinner on traditional Mess lines, also attended by serving personnel from RAF Cranwell.
Guest of honour at the event was Second World War RAF veteran and oldest Belton Park member Harry King who is 96.
The Captain of Belton Park opened proceedings by presenting a £1000 cheque to Royal Air Force Association representative Don Hiller.
In his toast to the Royal Air Force following the meal, Belton Park President David Harris outlined the many connections between the Club and the RAF, including the five trophies presented by the RAF and played for each year.
Earlier in the day golfers from all over the East Midlands had competed for the Battle of Britain Cup, won by Belton Park members Glenn Carpenter and Dean Scott, the former appropriately having served in the RAF. The smart uniforms of cadets from Grantham’s 47(F) Squadron turned Belton Park into an RAF station for the day, raising the RAF ensign over proceedings and lowering it at a formal parade to close the event.
Pictured at the cheque presentation are President David Harris, Don Hiller, Harry King and Captain Colin Mason.