West Norfolk bases to welcome charity relay

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A nationwide charity relay with a difference will be visiting RAF Marham and the former RAF West Raynham base next month.

It is being undertaken by more than 800 former WRAF and service RAF women, having started on June 28 in Stranraer and will end at the National Arboretum on October 25 having covered most of the United Kingdom.

2014 is an important year, in terms of anniversaries, for women in the Royal Air Force as it will be 75 years since the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) was formed; 65 years since the name changed to WRAF and 20 years since the ‘W’ officially disappeared under the complete merge with RAF.  

It will also be 100 years since the start of the First World War, an important anniversary for all members of the armed forces. 

Each lady involved will be undertaking to complete as many miles as they are able using a variety of different modes of transport (other than motor vehicle) and the relay is to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support and RAFA (Royal Air Force Association).

On August 17 the relay will be from RAF Wittering to RAF Marham, mainly following the route of A605; the following day will be from Marham to the former RAF West Raynham base mainly along the A1065; and on the same day going on to RAF Neatishead along the B1145.

For further information visit www.wrafsontour.com and there is a just giving site at www.justgiving.com/teams/WRAFontour