Sunday, 1 June 2014

Addition to the June newsletter as this failed to upload.

The AGM went well but due to the fact that it was a bank holiday and it was raining cats and dogs outside the numbers of members attending was pretty good so thank you to those made it.
Lots of things were discussed especially what was going to happen to the airframe when it is finished, have all the crash site been looked at, we do need further information on the two Dartmoor ones and the underwater sites off Jersey, the secretary was asked to try to make contact with members of the walking and diving fraternity who may be able to help.
Also discussed was the constitution, apart from two minor adjustments it was passed by the members and when signed by the committee it will be passed to HMR&C as part of our attempt for recognition as a charity for the purpose of gift aid.
After lunch a presentation was given by Dave Gibbings MBE on the history of Westland followed by a talk on the project by Patrice Moreau and finally a short film excerpt from Jim Munro's upcoming documentary "Ghosts of the Whirlwind" all surviving pilots and ground staff have now been interviewed apart from Arthur Lee-White who lives in Canada and a member of the production team will be on his way to Canada shortly to rectify that.

Web Shop

 The Whirlwind T Shirt is available in several sizes and can be purchased from the forum shop for £10.00 .
The unframed print of the Whirlwind prototype which is from a painting by Dave Gibbings MBE can be obtained from me at the address at the bottom of the page, it has in facsimile the signitures of Petter, Davenport and Penrose and is also signed by the artist.

£25.00 inc P&P

                     The secretary, 57 Bramblefield Lane, Sittingbourne, Kent, ME10 2SX

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