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An Alvis doubles up as a useful washing line

An Alvis doubles up as a useful washing line

 

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My cousins Alan and Janet. Their father Frank, was also in the RAF as ground crew electrician, as was our Uncle Alan, an aircraft engine fitter, both my father’s elder brothers.

My cousin Janet and partner John with a line of Singers

My cousin Janet and partner John with a line of Singers

Just to show you how wet it was on arrival - from the shelter of the tea tent

Just to show you how wet it was on arrival – from the shelter of the tea tent

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21/07/2014 · 8:21 pm

Ready to roll – ready to stop?!!!

Ready to roll - ready to stop?!!!

Ground Control has fixed the brakes – he hopes. And so do I. He has put Chattie through a test-run and now it’s my turn to take her down the steep hill in the morning en route to the Shobdon Food and Flying Festival. If you see me there in one piece, you’ll know it’s all worked.  For now, you can see I’m smiling!

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27/06/2014 · 10:36 pm

Grounded.

Grounded.

Ground Control living up to his job title.

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03/06/2014 · 9:49 pm

Chattie Chu Chu

Chattie Chu Chu

Let me introduce you to Chattie Chu Chu, my Singer Le Mans 9 special, which is a similar model to the one my father, Bryan Wild, bought towards the end of the second world war, when he was a night-fighter pilot with 25 Squadron, based at Castle Camps in Cambridgeshire.

This is the car in which I will be visiting all of the airfields he landed at during the war – nearly 60 of them, raising money for the RAF Benevolent Fund as I go, together with a couple of other charities.  This commemorative project will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, and I am writing a book  which will use the airfields to tell the story of how the RAF developed into a force that was crucial in winning the war.

I am new to blogging, so forgive any blips as I get under way. A link to my fundraising page will appear shortly.

I do hope you will follow me.

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17/04/2014 · 9:27 pm