Posted by on Dec 12, 2012 in Uncategorized | Comments Off on CHRISTMAS LUNCH – RAF Lossiemouth

On 11 December at twelve noon,  two coaches rolled up to Anderson’s front door to transport  25 residents and staff escorts to the new Warrant Officers’ and SNCOs’ Mess at

RAF Lossiemouth.

On arrival at our destination we were met by the RAF staff who guided us through to their lovely new Mess.  We were then offered a drink (or two) of our choice while we drunk in our festive surroundings, the friendliness of our hosts with their Christmas hats on and the unobtrusive live background music.

We were then escorted through to the dining room where the tables had been beautifully set in a quadrangle with everyone facing into the centre.  Everyone set to opening their Christmas crackers and soon every head had a colourful paper hat sat upon it and laughter as the jokes were shared aloud in turn.

The meal was traditional and tasty; the wine was good too. The folk singers continued to sing in the background much to the delight of some residents who had requests played and even sang along sometimes.  Following coffee we moved back through to the sitting/bar area and once again drinks were offered all around and the music played on.

The proceedings were interrupted for Wing Commander Strasdin of OC 12 Squadron to be introduced.  He had come to present a giant cheque for £500 to Anderson’s  Home Manager, Catherine Markey, for the residents’ amenity fund. The cheque represented the proceeds of charitable fundraising that had taken place within RAF Lossiemouth.  The Home Manager thanked the RAF for their most generous gift and said how much everyone had enjoyed the day’s hospitality, lovely meal and entertainment.

Soon the band played “Auld Lang Syne” and it was time for the transport to take everyone home having all had the most wonderful time.

“Grateful thanks to R.A.F. Lossie for their kindness!!”

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