Monday, 1 June 2015

June Newsletter

With the AGM this weekend and the building now in full swing this issue will be a little light in content although it will contain quite a few photographs which is really all you want to see rather than me rambling on about this and that.


The meeting went very well full report next month.

I would just take this opportunity to thank all our speakers for their kind assistance in making this meeting the best so far.....                 

If you went to the AGM then here are some of the frames that we had on show for you to see. For those that could'nt make it here are some pictures for you to drool over.

Which brings us to frame 10, this was the one that caused us the most headaches but thanks to Steve Vizard and his team at Airframe Assemblies they have manufactured it to our specfications and doesn't it look good.

Frame 10

And here is a picture of some of the team with an assortment of the completed frames.

Rob Bowater, Stu Hawkins, Chris Hayward, Mike Eastman.

Whirly Stories


Delivered to 39MU on the 26th of September 1941 and then to 263 Squadron on the 15th of October 41. On the 15th of November she suffered Flak damage while being flown by Cecil King. During that same month she went to Westland and in December that same year she returned to 263 Sqn. in February 1942 she was again damaged and on the 1st of April she crashed while being flown by Philip Harvey at Fairwood Common. she was struck off charge on the 7th of April 1942.

Total ops hours 43:50.

Thanks to Rob Bowater for the use of the above information and if you would like a copy of his book on 263 and 137 Squadrons then they are available direct from him at....

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