We had thought that perhaps last year’s reunion would be the last, but members really wanted us to continue! So we are delighted to say that this will take place once again at Elvington’s Yorkshire Air Museum the weekend of 15th /16th September with extra-special features.
We are very excited that the famed Vulcan pilot, Squadron Leader Martin Withers DFC will be our after-dinner speaker. Martin graduated in law but fell in love with flying at university. The highlight of his distinguished career with the RAF was when, as Chief Pilot and Operations Director of VTST he and his crew of Vulcan XH558 “Black 1,” carried out the longest bombing raid in British history (an 8,000 mile, 16 hour flight from their base at Ascension Island), successfully and significantly attacking Port Stanley runway in the 1982 Falklands war.
Tours of the museum are offered on Saturday afternoon, and a unique offer to visit the interior of “Friday the Thirteenth,” the fully restored Handley Page Halifax and the only one in the UK. The Halifax tour is limited to 12 participants at a special price of £10 each (veterans free).There is a church service in Elvington’s Holy Trinity on Sunday and a get-together at the museum afterwards with the opportunity to chat and show photographs and other memorabilia.
Martin Withers retired from the RAF in 1991, having flown over 5500 hours (2000 on Vulcans). He then flew commercial airliners and, before the last flying Vulcan was sadly grounded in 2015, acted as Air Operations Director for the “Vulcans to the Sky Trust.” Martin is now a trustee of the Yorkshire Air Museum and Allied Air Forces Memorial. He is a much sought-after speaker, and it promises to be a very special weekend, so contact us for booking details if you have not already received them and do think of bringing friends and family.
Contact us as soon as possible for more details and a booking form: email@example.com