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Next Talk

15th October

The History of RAE Bedford

An illustrated presentation by Barry Tomlinson

We will be presenting this talk via Zoom

Next Visit


At present all visits are cancelled

due to Coronavirus risk.

Members’ Photographic Competition

Great News! There will be a photo competition this year. 

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic greatly reducing the opportunity for aviation photography at air shows etc, any photograph taken in the last 15 years will be eligible.

General Rules:

  • Aviation is the theme.
  • A maximum of 4 images can be submitted per member.
  • All photographs must be digital – jpeg format.
  • Image size in pixels should be around 1400 x 1050.
  • Each photo should have a title. 
  • Entries should not have been previously submitted.
  • All entries to be emailed to Peter Wood at peterwood48@btopenworld.com
  • All entries to be received by end November 2020. 
  • Competition is open to members only.
Here are the top two from the last competition.
IMG_0204-First Spitfire John Clifford 2018-r
Spitfire by John Clifford
Italian-aerobatic-team-2018 -r Dave McCormick Second 2018
Italian aerobatic team by Dave McCormick

An item from August’s Magazine
Editor – David Bradbrook

John Romain’s Spitfire “NHS Thank You” flights continue over Silverstone

John Romain’s highly praised “NHS Thank You” flights originated in East Anglia but have since been carried out over other parts of England with further routes planned through till September. Possibly the highest profile salute to date though occurred on the Sunday of this year’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone – a slot normally reserved for the Red Arrows. Totally appropriate in the current circumstances, the Spitfire’s message was exclusively seen by F1’s multi-million world-wide TV audience, as sadly no spectators were allowed at this year’s event.

Key Magazine Content for August

  • Marshalls create Fat Albert from former RAF Hercules C5 ZH885
  • FAA issues emergency directive for Boeing NG and Classic stored aircraft
  • Tales of the unexpected – a Defiant gunner’s story
  • Ray Hanna – Merlin Maestro 28-8-28 – 1-12-05
  • Chinook “hit power lines” but still made successful emergency landing
  • RAF Horsham St Faith Open Day 1957
  • Norwich International Airport 2020
  • John O’Groats to Lands End
  • Norwich Airport showing some signs of recovery
  • Boeing Update
Keep up with the latest photographs and reports from Norwich Airport, provided by Andrew Elphick.

Norwich Airport Photos by Andrew Elphick

Norwich Airport Reports by Andrew Elphick