At the recent ARA Friends & Family Open Day there was a cake sale in support of The Woodland Trust. The money raised was used to dedicate 3 trees in Stoke Wood, to thank all ARA employees, past and present. Details of the wood can be found here: Stoke Wood
Every year ARA staff are asked to nominate colleagues who they feel would be worthy recipients of the Team and Employee of the Year awards. These nominations are then assessed by a small independent group to decide the winners of the awards. For 2018 the Team of the Year was awarded to the Systems Engineering Team for their leadership, dedication and technical proficiency on the recent TWT repair/upgrade project. This project was technically challenging and highly time pressured, requiring long hours and the management of a large multi-disciplinary team. The Systems Engineering Team led this project and successfully delivered it with the support of internal staff and external contractors.
The lecture programme for the Bedford Branch of the Royal Aeronautical Society has been announced for the 2018-19 period. Lectures are held in the ARA Sports & Social Club and cost £2 for non-members or free to members.