2017 Events

Neighbouring France saw many events and operations during WWII involving the RAF, SOE and of course the Resistance. Whereas Switzerland was a land where soldiers took refuge during or immediately after the war. Many of them stayed and are still living in the region. Many of the events listed below reflect the region's history. They are a great opportunity to discover this sublime part of the world, and share a solemn moment with us by paying your respect to those who gave all before. Most of them are open to the general public and are also the opportunity to meet with committee members and learn more about our charity or simply have a glass of wine and/or a meal in good company.

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3 June.           RAFA/RBL Summer Lunch, Hotel du Port, Yvoire (F).

17 June.         Plateau de Glières Ceremony. (Time TBC but expected to be 16.00).

23 June          Queen Elizabeth II’s Birthday Party, La Bacorolle, Prangins.

19-29 July.    Basel Military Tattoo.

19 August.    Plateau des Daines Commemoration (Time expected to be 11.00).

31 Aug-2 Sep. Avenches Tattoo.

** Aug.          Expat Expo, Geneva. (TBC).

15-17 Sep.    Breitling Sion International Air Show.

17 Sept.         Battle of Britain Commemoration, CWGC Cemetery, Vevey. 10.30 for 11.00 confirmed.

22 October.  RAFA: Montcony Halifax Crash Commemoration (F).

28 October.  Joint BRA/RAFA/RBL Lunch, Zurich. (TBC).

** Oct.           British Classic Cars, Morges.       (TBC).

11 Nov.          Bois de Vaux, Lausanne, with Anciens Combattants Français.

11 Nov.          Armistice Day Commemoration, CWGC Cemetery, Vevey.

12 Nov.          Parc Mon Repos, Geneva, March.

18 Nov.          RBL AGM & Lunch. (Location TBC).

** Nov.          Canadian War Graves in the Jura Region Commemoration. (TBC).

1 April 18      Commemoration of the creation of the Royal Air Force (TBC) 

TBC: To be Confirmed.

(F): Held in France.