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First flight engineer back on deck

Bob Leedham, flight engineer on the first scheduled transatlantic crossing by jet aircraft, was back in position on the flight deck of the Comet 4 at Duxford last week. Bob, now in his nineties, was delighted to be reunited with this famous aircraft and described the excitement, for passengers and crew, of the early days […]

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OBITUARY – Margaret Ashby remembered, by her friend, David Taylor

Margaret passed away peacefully in hospital on 29 January 2018, after suffering a series of strokes.   I first met Margaret when she was talked into joining the 2003 Seletar Association visit to Singapore by a friend who accompanied her to the 2002 Annual Reunion.  Margaret – ex-WRAF and RAF Auxilliary – had seen an […]

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RAMP RAMBLINGS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL.

Ramp Ramblings………. By Keith Bradshaw. All photos by the author and Steve Jeal unless noted. Photo : public domain. Well, dear reader, here it is ! The Bumper Ramp Ramblings Christmas Special I just know you have all been waiting for. Let’s kick off in traditional style – Steve and I wish you all a […]

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