26 April 2002
DADS' ARMY STAR
BILL PERTWEE ENTERTAINS
Members laughed a lot !
At the April meeting, the highly entertaining speaker was Bill Pertwee of
Army" fame who, before that, played in "Beyond Our Ken" and "Round the
LUCKY WEATHER FOR APRIL OUTING
Glorious sunshine for the Woking visitors
For their April Outing, members and friends of the Woking Branch of the Aircrew
Association went by coach to the Fleet Air Arm Museum at Yeovilton. There,
different halls house collections of aircraft, films and displays representing
different periods of military Aviation history from World War 1 to the present
Many of the settings showed the aircraft in realistic battle situations. There
were also excellent displays recording campaigns in which the Fleet Air Arm was
involved, not forgetting the Japanese Kamikaze Campaign in the Pacific
following the end of the war in Europe.
The Carrier Exhibit
Probably the most outstanding memory in most membersí minds was the "Carrier
Experience" in which they were whisked by simulated helicopter ride onto the
flight deck of an aircraft carrier, and then taken on a conducted tour of
extremely well modelled representations of all the crucial Command and Control
Operations Rooms during a simulated mission to find and help a Russian
submarine reported to be in distress 200 miles away!
All in all, it was a really memorable day out, enhanced by brilliant, warm,
sunny weather which showed off the fresh spring colours that make the
countryside look so wonderful at this time of year.
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