Food and fighting were two of the biggest hallmarks of the 1940s.
It was the decade that hosted World War II, and a county was forced to live on rations and whatever food they could grow.
But what people might not realise is that the Royal Air Force Association (RAFA) was also formed in the 40s.
And the Ayr and Prestwick branch is keen to hark back to a time when good food was a corner stone of our lives.
So in a tribute to its long history, the club is publishing a recipe book full of the best meals from across its 65 year legacy.
Mary Bertoncini, who is co-ordinating the creation of the special cook book, explained: “We’ve already started receiving some great recipes but we’d love as many as we can get.
“We’d also love to hear any memories people have of food from their life back in the forties even if they can’t remember the exact recipe that goes along with it. ”
Next year marks 70 years of the RAFA and 65 years of the Ayr and Prestwick branch.
And the event coincides with Prestwick’s Festival of Flight, marking 100 years since three aircraft first used Monkton Meadow as an airfield.
Mary added: “It’s going to be a great year for the area and we’re hoping the community will get involved.”
If anyone would like to submit recipes, photos or memories please send them to RAFA Recipe Book, Ayrshire Post, Nile Court, 154 High Street, Ayr, KA7 1PX or firstname.lastname@example.org.