April 2012 Newsletter

We continue to have reasonable turn outs for our monthly meetings maybe influenced by recent interesting speakers. We are always looking for new speakers but the recent quality of our monthly talks has set high standards!

On 28th June this year we reach the culmination of the efforts of our Bomber Command Veterans when, at the unveiling, the Memorial will be dedicated to the 55,733 Bomber Command Aircrew who lost their lives in WW2. A recent photograph in the Daily Telegraph pictured 3 of our Veterans, with Carol Vordeman, as part of a scratch crew to further enhance the appeal. Most of us watched the TV programme 'Bomber Boys' on BBC TV on 5th February which again included some of our BC Veterans. Although the star of the programme was the BBMF Lancaster the general criticism was the failure of the producer to recognise and dedicate the programme to all the other BC aircraft types. A particularly poignant email was sent by George Dunn. He wrote 'After watching the programme last night I retired to bed and had rather a funny dream. I was seeing aircraft of Bomber Command with strange sounding names like Halifax, Stirling Wellington, Mosquito etc but silly me it was only a dream! Anyway well done all our colleagues who took part in the programme, you did a good job'. Thanks for that George.

Following spells in hospital for both Bunny Mason and Ian Brownlie it is good to report both are recuperating and making good progress. We look forward to welcoming them back to the fold and sincerely hope they will be fit to attend the BC memorial unveiling in Green Park on 28th June.

Dates for your diary;
Thursday 19th April - Pub Lunch at Singing Hills Golf Club
Tuesday 1st May - Monthly Meeting (7pm)
Monday 9th July - Summer Dinner at the Dyke Golf Club

Joe Overy
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