THE Station Community has pulled together this week and arranged an Easter Window Competition for Service families living in station accommodation in and around RAF Honington.
Using whatever materials they had to hand, families were encouraged to decorate their windows with an Easter or Spring-like theme. Individual judges, appointed on the basis of where they live, used their daily form of exercise to view the windows and judge according to originality and creativity. Judge Padre (Squadron Leader) Craig Lancaster said: “We have some very artistic youngsters across this Station, the Station Commander will have a hard job declaring a winner!”
Children waved from their windows and judges held banners to say ‘Thank you’ and ‘Well done’ for their efforts.
The Community and Welfare team at RAF Honington are committed to looking after the mental and physical wellbeing of station personnel and their families, particularly during such challenging times.
Community Development Officer Diana Saunders said:
“We wanted to put a community event together because we usually hold a big community Easter Egg Hunt every year and we knew that our families would really miss the chance to get together in the usual way. We needed to find something that would bring the community together while still following the rules about social distancing. We also felt it would be a good way to reach families who have military partners working away, to send the message that even though we are doing business in a different way, we are still here to support them.”
Nearly 40 families took part in the competition and decorated windows, doors and front gardens. Station Commander Group Captain Radnall was delighted to view the efforts for himself and judged the overall winners who received online shopping vouchers.