A Special Dinner

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.

A SPECIAL DINNER

Date: 1st October 2009

DINNER AT QUEEN'S GAP

I was very honoured to be invited to a Black Tie Dinner at High Wycombe.

So much has sprung from my attending the Battle of Britain Lunch at Capel-le-Ferne in 2007.  Out of that came my wingwalking for the RAF Benevolent Fund.  I'm always delighted to do anything to help this superb Charity.

And at the Luncheons I've met some very interesting people.  Through that came the invitation from Air Chief Marshal Sir Chris Moran to join him and his wife at a Dinner they hosted last week.  It is the second Dinner to which I've been invited at Queen's Gap - the previous one when Sir Clive Loader was in residence.

The Queen's Gap Dinner guests are always a lively bunch of highly intelligent and interesting people.  And I hope Sir Chris won't mind me saying that he and his wife were lovely hosts, very down to earth and with a delightful sense of humour.

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Also from that lunch in 2007 came my sponsorship of the French Pilot - Rene Mouchotte - whose name is engraved on the Foxley Norris Wall at Capel.  I've found out a great deal about him. And what is also interesting is that I've also discovered that one of the names on that wall is of a distant relative - A.H. Pettet - so I'm now trying to trace the ancestry.

Next year is the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain so there will probably be quite a few programmes about the wonderful young men who sacrificed themselves for our freedom and I shall be watching with great interest.

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