BMF announces RAF speaker as anniversary dinner headline

BMF announces RAF speaker as anniversary dinner headline

A year of celebration for the Builders Merchants Federation (BMF) will draw to a close with a special Anniversary Dinner to mark 40 years of the BMF and 110 years as a Trade Body.

The BMF’s guest speaker comes from another iconic organisation which is celebrating its own centenary this year, the RAF.

Squadron Leader John Peters came to international attention in January 1991 when his bruised and battered face flashed onto television screens around the world. He was captured and tortured after his RAF Tornado was shot down over Iraq during the first Gulf War and his disfigured image became a potent symbol of Saddam Hussein’s ruthless aggression.

While his Gulf War experience tested him to the absolute limit, his speeches are said to exude warmth, humour and tenacity moving audiences from laughter to tears to inspired reflection.

BMF CEO, John Newcomb, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming John Peters to the BMF Anniversary Dinner.  As well as hearing more about his extraordinary life experiences, John will share some of the highlights of the RAF’s centenary and the work of the RAF Association, the charity which supports the RAF family.”

The BMF Anniversary Dinner will take place on November 29th 2018 at the Belfry Hotel in Warwickshire. Known for its world class golf courses and state of the art leisure facilities, the Belfry was named as England’s Leading Resort and Leading Conference Hotel at the World Travel Awards 2017.

A limited number of merchant tickets are still available for the Anniversary Dinner. BMF merchant members wishing to attend should contact June.Upton@bmf.org.uk or telephone her on 02476 854982.

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