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Prescott Tiger Moth disappointment


Tiger Moth G-AFWI, known in Dad’s log book as BB814. Photo courtesy of owner Paul Harvey. She is in her pre-war livery.

Of course the big disappointment for me and my cousins was the fact that the Tiger Moth, G-AFWI/BB814, in which my father learned to fly, was not able to be flown over from Norfolk by its owner Paul Harvey because of the bad weather.  My brother Andrew, who lives in the States, was also unable to get over for Pre-War Prescott, though he would absolutely have loved to see the Tiger Moth.  Also rained off from the event were my father’s two step-brothers, Derek and Chris, and their wives, and Harry Birkner, a relative on our Grandmother’s side, all of whom were aiming to join us for today. However, we’re hoping that we can meet up with Paul and the Tiger Moth sometime next year, and if Andrew can get over at the same time, that would be fantastic. I will now work on the schedule for next year and see what we can come up with.  All heartfelt thanks to Ian Grace of Pre-War Prescott and for Paul Harvey for attempting to make this dream possible – we still hold out for next year!

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Pre-war Prescott spectator tickets!

The organisers of Pre-war Prescott hill climb have donated 50 spectator tickets to the vintage sports car hill climb event on Saturday 19th July 2014 to raise money for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the RAF Charitable Trust.  These are in my care and I would love you to buy from me and visit this great event, where I will be stationed with Chattie Chu Chu and other early Singer cars at the heart of the Paddock, next to the entry to the hill.  

The tickets are £15 per car for any number of occupants. Spectators park their cars in the Orchard (accessed from the main gate, where marshals will direct traffic), which has pedestrian access to the Paddock, the hill and all facilities including the restaurant, snack bar and licensed bar which will be open all day. 

If you would like to buy a ticket from me direct, all the money will go to the two charities (split 50/50):  

To order your ticket call me on 01544 267350 or mobile 07795 324 575, clearly leaving your number for me to call you back if I do not pick up the phone straight away when you call.


Yes, I know it’s in sepia, but it really was only taken last year – by Phil Jones at Pre-war Prescott, and ‘borrowed’ from the Prewar Prescott website, with thanks.


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