Combined | Attachés Ball

The hard-working officers of the Combined Attaché Ball Committee 2016

Martin Lerch (Switzerland) and his wife Armida hit the dance floor

The Band of the Royal Air Force Regiment provided entertainment and lively dance music

Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford gives the keynote address

Cheques of £10,000 each were presented to the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, the Army Benevolent Fund – The Soldiers’ Charity and the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity

Matthew Boyles of BMW Park Lane awards a BMW Driving Experience to Col Daisy Tshiloane (South Africa)

Captain Keizo Kitagawa (Japan) and his wife receive the sought-after ‘Spirit of 1940’ Cufflinks and Battle of Britain Spitfire Poppy Pin from Col Mauro Gabetta (Italy)

Electric violinist Sally Potterton

Guests sit down to dinner beneath a suspended Spitfire

Lt Col Kate Lee and Lt Col Mick Alexander (both New Zealand)

Former Air Vice-Marshal John Ponsonby, Lady Pulford, Air Chief Marshal Sir Andrew Pulford enjoy cocktails among the exhibits

Chairman of the Combined Attaché Ball and Doyen of the Air Attaché Association Col Patrice Morand (France) and his wife

Col and Mrs Colonel Blackson Nyoni (Zambia) arrive at the Imperial War Museum

Group Captain Punpakdee Pattanakul, Mrs Montira Pattanakul, Mrs Nittna Khanungkitkong and Col Wuttichai Khanungkitking (all Thailand) in front of the cannons outside the Imperial War Museum