On Tuesday 11th January 2022 a healthy crew assembled at the Mundford Bowls Club all prepared for take-off. There were some old-ish faces returning to the fold with the prospect of three potential new members.
Commander, David A, called us all to order and announced the first action for the evening: a quiz presented by Chairman and resident wit, Chris H. Each crew member was given a check list with 10 missions: the brief was to identify the various events, characters and machinery in aviation history. Not one question went unanswered. Chris afterwards revealed the scores: the response exposed a wealth of wisdom among the participant’s knowledge but, the guesswork produced more hilarity.
A film was then shown depicting archive aviation material. For those of us who were less well informed, community contributions made up for what the film lacked in narrative support.
The modest commander then made mention of the fact – as he relinquished his position as raffler and appointed John H as his successor – that the turnover in generosity had almost doubled since his abdication.
These evenings would not be the success that they are, without the stalwart efforts of the MBC stewards, Len and Val; three cheers for them.
Next month the modest commander will present a talk of his own entitled: ‘This Idiot’s Guide to Gliding’. We will not be deterred. It is also planned to show the second instalment of the Coventry Air Show DVD.