New RAF Rugby history photos

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New RAF Rugby history photos

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The 90th Anniversary of the RAF Rugby Union is celebrated on 15 January 2010. The Union was formed during a meeting at the Air Ministry on 15 Jan 1920 with Air Cdre Charles Lambe being elected Chairman, a post he was to hold until he retired as an air marshal in 1930. Flt Lt Wavell Wakefield, later to captain the RAF, Combined Services, Cambridge University and England for whom he won 31 caps, and who become Lord Wakefield of Kendal and President of the Rugby Football Union was appointed Secretary and Captain.

Also at the meeting were Gp Capt F C Halahan, Wg Cdr C D Breese, Flt Lt G M Morris, Flt Lt H S Scroggs and Wg Cdr (later Air Cdre) Alfred Warrington Morris. The latter who played 3 times for England in 1909, became the sole selector and Honorary Treasurer and was to hold the financial appointment, or others on the Committee until his death 42 years later.

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