Duxford Airshow

Jan Leeming

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Shoreham Airshow 2007
Me looking brave before taking to the air (and the wing) of the plane. Wow, it was cold !! But the whole experience was totally exhilarating.



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Date: 3rd September 2011


Went to the Duxford Airshow to help out with publicity for The Wing and raising funds to build this Learning Centre at Capel le Ferne.

One of the Trustees whose business is Signed Prints/Books to do with Aviation - Vector Prints - gave us a section of his marquee to set up our ‘stall’. We also had half a dozen of our lovely Veterans who came along to sign books, prints, pictures etc.

I was able to get my lovely portrait of Tom Neil personally signed by him. I’ve culled my books three times over the last few years but I can never resist a good book and purchased a lovely edition of Portraits of the Few and also Be Bold in which David Rosier has put together the writings and memories of his father Air Chief Marshal Sir Frederick Rosier and also those of his mother - the latter book was signed by all the Veterans in attendance at Duxford and I shall treasure it especially as The Few are getting Fewer.

We had a successful day selling many Tickets for the Mini and some other great prizes - the Raffle to be drawn on 27th October at the Battle of Britain Dinner in London. You can download tickets or apply to the Battle of Britain Memorial Trust and there are some other superb prizes as well.

We were also selling signed copies of ‘The Poetry of Flt. Lt. William Walker’ - one of his poems was etched onto Marble and unveiled at Capel last year by Prince Michael.

There was a happy meeting for some members of the public who discovered that their father’s name is on the Memorial Wall at Capel and have now put next year’s Service and Luncheon into their diary.

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