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News Archive for September, 2010
After a week of heavy rain, Saturday 28th August 2010 dawned with much better weather and the event kicked-off as planned at 11:00 AM in time to receive and welcome a great mass of visitors and happily the day remained busy right through to the close of the event at 4:00 PM.
The stars of the event were our wonderful veterans and attending were RAF pilots Tony Iveson, Rodney Scrase, Harold Bennett, Peter Hill, Jack Hodges and Ron Pottinger; joining them was ex-SOE member Harry Verlander. Other added attractions for visitors included a fantastic replica Spitfire from the ‘Simply Spitfire Team’, who raised monies by allowing visitors to put on an Irvin jacket, leather flying helmet and goggles and have their picture taken with the Spitfire.
There were many superb Hot Rods courtesy of the Detonators Car Club and other private owners of classic vehicles that included Willy’s Jeeps and motorcycles.
Big thanks goes to our wonderful veterans for being so supportive to our fund-raising cause and we also thank everyone who helped on the day to make it enjoyable for all and a fantastic sum was raised towards the Museums Pilot Memorials Project. Much appreciation is extended to the Ruxley Manor Garden Centre and the very helpful staff for being such excellent and generous hosts.