Dear Fellow Alconburians:
The England Mini Alconbury Reunion, held June 6-13, 2019, was a success, thanks to the hard work of Sheri Morgan-Agnew who secured the three hotels in London, Huntingdon and Canterbury and the coaches needed to transport us between locations. Most of us were able to revisit our old homes and all enjoyed the various tourist attractions England is known for. Photos can be viewed on the Alconbury Reunion page on Facebook and will also be uploaded to the reunion website.
The highlight of the trip was visiting that place near and dear to our hearts – RAF Alconbury – now a much smaller base and a joint venture between the USAF and the RAF. We were treated to a tour from the Base Commander, RAF Commander and the head of the PR department, which included a visit to the bowling alley, one of the few remaining original buildings albeit some renovations, where our hosts made sure the alley was solely ours so that we could bowl a few games! The AYA is gone, as is the NCO Club, but the Officers Club remains and serves officers, NCOs and Airmen. The housing area is a mixture of old homes and new and all ranks live together, although these days, most military personnel live off base. Thanks to all who attended the England Reunion – we wish everyone could have made this unforgettable trip.
The next Alconbury Reunion – our 10th since 1985 – will be held August 14-16, 2020 at the historic Magnolia Hotel in downtown Dallas. We have been given a fantastic room rate of $110 per night. This rate is good for three days prior and three days after our reunion weekend, for those who wish to extend their visit. Details on the reunion and hotel to follow, as well as information on when you can begin making reservations, but you can view the hotel at https://magnoliahotels.com/dallas-downtown/.
The hotel is requiring a $500 deposit to secure our event, due by September 8, 2019. If you would like to donate towards this deposit, you can do so on the Alconbury site on the Donations page at https://alconburyreunion.com or via PayPal at @kimomorgan, or by mailing a check made payable to Kim Morgan and mailed to 316 Brightwood Ave., Hampton, VA 23661. Your donation can be credited against your attendance fee for the reunion.
SEE THE RESERVATIONS PAGE FOR DETAILS ON RESERVING YOUR ROOM AT THE MAGNOLIA HOTEL.
Stay tuned for upcoming details on the Dallas Reunion. The web site will also be updated with this information, as well as with photos from the England reunion. Be sure to check the site from time to time – and if you attended any of the reunions or have had mini reunions with old Alconbury friends, upload your photos!
Until next time,
Alconbury Reunion Chairperson