|by Bill Bawden, PRO|
19 November 2013
Remembrance Day Commemoration
On the following day, the Armistice Day anniversary, and in contrasting wet weather, the Association was represented at the commemoration, again attended by the Mayor of Woking, Cllr Anne Roberts, to observe the two minutes silence.
Other ACA members attended similar ceremonies in the area.
Woking ACA Meetings
Recent meetings at Fairoaks Airport have included absorbing talks by guest speakers. Ann Chance, known as ‘the petticoat pilot’, gave a light-hearted account of her experiences in gaining her Private Pilot’s Licence. Ms Chance was a successful business woman in her fifties when she volunteered to make a parachute jump for charity. This exploit prompted her decision to learn to fly and she recounted several amusing anecdotes of her training and of the satisfaction in making her first solo flight. Ann Chance was awarded the OBE for her work for charitable causes.In another talk, unusually not on an aviation-related subject, Brian Blamey spoke of a working life in the film industry as a sound and dubbing editor. Brian had worked at most of the great studios and told many stories of his encounters with famous actors and directors during the making of films that are now classics of the cinema.
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