It is with great regret that we write on behalf of the RAF Ibsley Historical Group to inform you that the 2020 RAF Ibsley Annual Memorial Service has been cancelled.
This decision has been taken for two reasons: the weather forecast for Sunday warned of severe conditions due to Storm Dennis that could have put anyone travelling to attend at risk, but on a much sadder note, we received news today that the Group’s former Hon. Secretary and founder, Mrs Vera Smith, passed away this morning.
Therefore, as a mark of respect, it was agreed to cancel Sunday’s service. We hope instead to hold a combined memorial for Vera and for RAF Ibsley later in spring, at which we can celebrate her life and the tireless dedication with which she led the Historical Group for so many years.
(Director – RAF Ibsley Airfield Heritage Trust)
On behalf of
RAF Ibsley Historical Group