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We are pleased to announce that thanks to Alan Robson’s continuing efforts with the Language Course material, we have now published an impressive collection of Polish Course photos http://www.rafling.com/Polish_Courses/ You will note there are one or two gaps in our knowledge base and if you can help we would be glad to hear from you.
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Many congratulations to Mike Hancock who has taken on the position of President of the RAFLing Association. Mike has many years experience in the trade of linguist and is a long-standing and active member of the Association. 
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The RAFLing Online Store is now open for business. You will find a selection of familiar items for sale at very reasonable prices. Just click on the ‘Store’ link at the top of the page and follow the fairly simple instructions to place your order. Payment is by Personal Cheque of Bank Transfer - Happy Shopping.
(Please note that non-RAFLing Association members need to add 15% to the prices of all items).
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You will recall that Alan Robson took it upon himself to try and put together a more comprehensive collection of Language Course photos for the Website. Alan recently visited Mick & Mary Gaughan and they very kindly let him borrow their collection. Alan is now in the process of collating & scanning these photos and I am pleased to say that the fruits of his efforts are now available for viewing. The German Language Course section http://www.rafling.com/German/ now boasts 20 photos. Watch this space for further additions. If you have any photos of your own, we would love to have them.
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The RAFLing Association is pleased to announce the long overdue addition of a brand new section to the website. Thanks to the sterling efforts of Alan Robson and contributions from various sources, mainly former Chinese Linguists, we have already populated this section with background information on the RAF Chinese Linguists, including some course photographs. We look forward to receiving lots more information about the various courses and also photos if available. Welcome on board guys!

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On 10th March, together with six other members of Rafling I attended a graduation at Chicksands. The certificates were presented by the Assistant Commandant of the Joint Services Command and Staff College After receiving their certificates, the course members put on an impressive demonstration of their newly acquired skills by each in turn giving a brief description of parts of their course.
Our new President, Mike Hancock, presented a Rafling Certificate which we award to the person who made the most progress during the course. After photographs, we then repaired to the Junior Ranks club for refreshments and a chat with the course members. We were all made very welcome and enjoyed a thoroughly pleasant day. [Alan Robson]
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Reunion - Plans for the next RAFLing Reunion are already well under way and will be held at the Leicester Marriott from the 27th-30th October 2016 inclusive (4 nights). Costs are being worked out but will be similar to those of the last two UK reunions (Bath & Leicester). There will be the usual varied programme of events and, of course, excellent food and service. So, as a tentative start, could you please let either me or George Bason (george.bason471@btinternet.com) if you might be interested (either by email or snailmail) asap.
Many thanks.  Mike Hancock  (mike.hancock619@googlemail.com)