Newsletter 006 - July 2001

Newsletter No. 6 July 2001

First of all this quarter an apology, in the last newsletter I stated that Henry was 81 I got it wrong, He has put me right, He is a mere 79, very sorry Henry.

Table Top Sale

Our sale on 22nd April realized a profit of £146, This was from 16 tables booked, admission and sales from the group table. We thank you very much for your donations for our table and your support of the event, A big THANK YOU to Jean Appleby for organizing this for us. General feeling seems to be we could do this again sometime.


About 25 members attended the above (a good turnout). We kept it as short and as businesslike as possible. The Committee were asked to carry on for the next 12 months, which we are all happy to do. Financially the Treasurers report revealed a healthy balance of £474.27p as at Feb 2001, If you would like to look at the account details please do not hesitate to ask myself or Steve.

Tony Murkowski

After the A.G.M. about 50 members and guests enjoyed a talk by Tony, which included several amusing stories two I remember in particular, one when he was shot in the backside and the other when he first met his Wife, she worked with the Naafi and offered him a cup of tea but he did not have the penny required to pay for it, so later he took her to the pictures to make up for it.

The hour and a half went so quickly, Tony only covered his wartime service, so we intend to have him back on Monday 30th July at 7.30 Members £2 Non £3 so phone us on number at top of newsletter to reserve your seat. This time Tony will be telling us about flying jets, his part in the cold war, being an air traffic controller he will also be showing a video of a B.B.C. programme about his wartime experiences. A great night in prospect.

With our Anniversary it means renewal of membership fees for some of us, at this point I would like to THANK those members that have enclosed a donation with their renewal, and all of you for being prompt with payment. I will not embarrass anyone by mentioning any names suffice to say hopefully this means we are doing a good job if not please tell us.

Boxted Airfield Then and Now

As this will be the last newsletter before the BIG weekend here is an update on some things happening.

Dance tickets are now selling quite well so I would advise get in quick! here is a reminder of the details:

Saturday 22nd SeptemberLangham comm centre

1940s Dance

Simply Nostalgic Big Band

Come and enjoy the wartime music, Glenn Miller, Jive etc

811 pm. £7 including ploughmans supper. licensed bar.

"Why not come in 1940s dress"

A cheque to xxxx made out to Boxted Airfield Historical Group

Sunday 23rd September

Attractions confirmed are:

B.O.B. memorial flight Dakota flypast

10 minute display by P51 Mustang

W.W.2 Display Team, recreating R.A.F. 1940s Pilot briefing, you can be one of the pilots and take part.

Childrens Amusements Bouncy castle, large inflatable slide and roundabout.

Aviation Artist displaying and selling his work.

"Friars to Flyers" display.

Catering will include: Beer tent, Tea Tent and a Barbecue.

If you know anyone who owns a Vintage aircraft or a Military vehicle we would like to hear from them.

Our Next Social Event

3 Museum Trip

Sunday July 15th by Coach leave St Johns shops@ 9.30




Bring picnic lunch, cost £7 cheque payable to Boxted Airfield Historical Group xxxx A.S.A.P.

Answers to quiz from last Newsletter

1.From the German Flug Abwehr Kanone

2.Sholto Douglas

3.Massey Ferguson Tractor

4.Vampire and Meteor

5.Hawker Hurricane

6.The Yellow Jacks

7.56th Fighter Group

8.Antonov An2

9.Japanese National Insignia the Hinomaru

10.Divine Wind

Thanks for a great quiz Robert, we will print another one in the future.

Last but not least, as part of the displays on the 23rd September, Colchester radio Amateurs will be operating a special event Radio station, Derek Blowers has sent us a copy of the Information that has been circulated, Thanks very much for your contribution Derek.