Wall clock returned to Penarth RAFA
2:20pm Monday 11th March 2013 in News
A RAFA wall clock which vanished from a local club has been returned after being found by police.
The special timepiece, said to be of some value, is hugely sentimental after being donated to the Windsor Road Royal Air Forces Association more than 50 years ago.
Members were devastated when it was taken during a burglary on December 29, 2012.
Many thought they would never see it again but to their delight they received a phone call from Penarth CID saying they had found it.
The clock is distinctive for the many different colours on its face – each represents a different sector of operations within the RAF.
RAFA club chairman Tony Parsons said: “We had given up hope of ever seeing it again. We are delighted to have it back and very grateful to the police.”
Cardiff South and Penarth Assembly Member Vaughan Gething was also present as the clock was handed back and praised the local police officers who recovered it.
● A 35-year-old man is due to appear before Cardiff Magistrates’ Court on March 27 charged with handling stolen goods.