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7th January 1970-24th February 1972


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19.45 16 Feb        It would appear that I have been a little
                            remiss and neglected my Administrator
                            duties and missed the fact that 3 new
                            members have been waiting to be accepted
                            on to the site so without further ado please
                            welcome Joe Relf (AF), Bill Beams (Prop) 
                            and Ian Davidson (El). Please accept my 
                            apologies for the wait. ( In my defence when 
                            I go on the site and see no "action" I don't
                            tend to go any further in any depth and in
                            this case it all slipped me by. Doh!)
                            Changing tack  it would appear that 
                            momentum is building with regard to the
                            "Farewell to Halton" campaign and whilst
                            nothing has been stated publicly (to my
                            knowledge) August 20th 2020 has slated as 
                            a possible date. Watch this space (assuming
                            someone on "FaceTwit" tells me!    


20.45 02 Jan:      Happy New Year to One & All.
    Geoff Terry would like to put on
    record his Thanks to Graham Breeze
    for organising the 'mini-get together'
                            at the RAF Museum in December - 
                            It all went very well by all accounts.
    We need to get our 'Thinking caps' 
                            on for 2020, our 50th Anniversary
    of joining.  

09.30 23 Sept:    Just a quick line to say a big 
                           "Thankyou" to Geoff Terry for 
                            organising Saturdays weekend get -
                            together in Cambridge and at Duxford
                            for the airshow. It appears that the only 
                            thing that failed was out of their control
                            with the public transport system letting 
                            those doing the airshow show down.
                            That said the evening was brilliant with
                            Geoff, John (A/F), John (Prop) and Paul
                            dragging bemused partners along plus a 
                            very brave Bob who came all the way from
                            Spain on his own just for the night.
                            The food was good and the company
                            was even better and we all came away
                            saying we must do this some more,
                            (Thinks; Haven't we heard that before??!)
                            Once again, Cheers Geoff.                             

17.00  13 Aug:     Interest seems to be growing for the
   Duxford Airshow option on 22nd Sept. 
   Geoff Terry is ram-rodding this and so 
   far we have around 8+ and some partners 
   for an evening meal in a local Beef Eater
   in Cambridge. If this appeals then please
   respond on the Forum page. (Some 
   partners are only doing the meal part-
   dealers choice). Geoff would appreciate
   numbers for the meal booking sooner 
   rather than later
   If you intend coming then you will need 
   to obtain your own ticket(s) for the show
   and arrange your own accommodation if reqd. 

20.15  25 July:   As some of you are aware Geoff Terry 
  has decided that due to insufficient 
          numbers for the Manchester get-
  together,due in the main to holidays,
          then another idea is needed, namely
  the Battle of Britain Air show at 
  Duxford on Sat 22nd September.
  The idea is for a meeting there for 
                          those who may be interested.
                          Tickets have to be bought on-line in 
   advance and cost 29.50 for adults. 
                          (Doesn't appear to be an 'Old F***ts
          Please DON'T buy a ticket just yet,
          as the response needs to be gauged 
          first, plus, once numbers are known 
  then we can try and arrange something 
  for the evening.  
  A quick reply would be appreciated
  using this forum.
  (Partners would be welcome.)


20.40 08 July:  Geoff Terry (Ex Oxford Flight) is
                         looking for any like minded souls
 who would be interested in a 'mini-
 reunion'/get together in Manchester
                         over the w/e of 14th/16th Sept 
 centred around the RAF100 Anniversary
 Any one interested can post onto the 
 Guestbook on this site. CANX

19.50  08 Jun:  Not much to say other than thanks 
to Nick for renewing the domain name
and to those who have offered to chip
in and help with the cost.


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