Wednesday, 13 July 2011

Recent events-July 2011

Many thanks to the many members who attended the recent re-union in London. One of the highlights was to witness the flypast of the Battle of Britain Flight-did I detect a tear or two as the Lanc, Spit and Hurricane flew over?
The August Newsletter is in the process of being produced and will be mailed out during the first week of August. In the meanwhile, we can report that work does continue on the CL44-O Guppy at Bournemouth (Hurn) Airport. The identity of the chief engineer has been confirmed and the arrival of four Tyne engines has taken place.
Opinions vary as to the future of the aircraft. Is it to re enter commercial service or as commonly thought, be flown to a Museum?
At the same time, it is understood that the same backers have also bought the Shorts Belfast in Cairns. Whilst this is not yet confirmed, our source of information IS close to the action, but anything you can add would be gratefully received.
In the meantime-the Assn Chairman has been invited to attend the 2012 FTLPA re union to be held in Monterey.
Lastly, work on the next book CARGO TRAMPS is going ahead-but we DO need your imput-so lets have those stories!

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