RAF Northolt Affiliation

As well as affiliations with the British Army and the Navy, the Worshipful Company of Fletchers is delighted to be affiliated with the Royal Air Force.  Rather than a single squadron, the Fletchers are affiliated with an RAF Station, Northolt. An operational aerodrome since March 1915, it has been a base for military operations for over 95 years.

The picture above shows the formal affiliation document with RAF Northolt, signed on 17 January 2002.  During his or her time in office, the Master is an honorary member of the Officers’ Mess, and the Commanding Officer of the regiment is an Honorary Freeman of the Company and is eligible to become a Freeman of the Company.

The Commanding Officer and other representatives from Northolt are invited to the Fletchers’ Affiliates lunch, to both update members on the base’s activities and for the Master to award someone from the base with a Fletchers Prize Arrow.  In October 2019 the Fletchers enjoyed a visit to the Air Historical Branch at RAF Northolt.

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