Jan Leeming

Shoreham 2007

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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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.


Date: 13th September 2013


A really fabulous weekend in Gibraltar for the renaming of the RAF HQ – Mouchotte Building.

I was staying with Col. Powell and his lovely wife Claire – he was the chap who, over 2 years ago, demanded to know what I was doing on MOD property when I was innocently taking a photo of the sign ‘Mouchotte Close' at Biggin Hill. When I explained my research he invited me in for a cup of tea, much to the surprise of his wife. It transpired that everyone who came to live on the Mouchotte ‘patch’ was given The Mouchotte Diaries to read, sign and pass on. Fortunately for me, John was posted to Gibraltar and in conversation with the RAF Wing Cdr. James Holland, it was decided to rename the RAF HQ after René Mouchotte – hence my invitation to the naming during Battle of Britain weekend.

Arriving at 8.45 pm John and Claire met me and walked me from the Airport to their home five minutes away.   We had a lovely light supper and I certainly felt as though I’d known them for years.

A very full weekend was planned commencing with a tour of a stretch of the 35 miles worth of Tunnels honeycoming through the Rock of Gibraltar.

No lengthy drive to the Airport here!


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