One For The Album

By Dave Picken - March 21 2016
One For The Album We are looking to take a truly historic photograph on Easter Sunday as part of the official opening weekend celebrations ......

Andy Dixon is organising a drone which will take to the air to capture as many club members and players as possible.

That will happen at 3.00 when all club members, coaches, supporters, parents and players of every age  - in their kit please - will gather on the first team pitch.

The day kicks off at Noon with cheese and wine, and on the night the Rockaholics will be performing from 7.00 (no entry fee).


One For The Album
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21/03/2016 11:07
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Re: One For The Album
Les Peacock (IP Logged)
23/03/2016 13:38
Sounds like a great day ahead - well done to Wing Commander Andy Dixon - excellent idea !!!

This has also got me thinking back to a couple of other Aviators from our long & distinguished history, but my recollection of two WHRFC flyers is a little sketchy so hopefully some colleagues out there may be able to fill in the gaps for me/us:-

(1) I recall an incident at Brierton Lane when the plan was for local Farmer & Amateur Aviator Phil Twizzell to circle the ground in his home made Microlight and then land on the pitch. For the life of me I can't remember the occasion although I think it was supposed to link up with a Cow being let loose to have a wander & a cr#p and then since the pitch had been divided up into a series of squares which were raffled off, the winner would be the person who had bought the ticket relating to the square that the cow had chosen to relieve itself on. I seem to remember that Phil had some last minute avionics issues though and had to divert to our local back up landing zone ... Otherwise known as Dog Sh#t 1 - Rossmere. Can anyone recall this incident ?

(2) Second of these Ripping Yarns was when our great friend Bernie "King Carpet" Povey - also a keen Aviator was invited onto the flight deck of a plane during one of the Club's many tours. As Bernie was settling into things the local air traffic controller radioed in for the pilot of West Flight 123 to report it,s height and position to which Bernie rlied " Aye, I'm 5ft 10" and I'm Sat right at the front !!! Priceless !!! Can anyone out there confirm which tour it was. Not USA as I was on that one but possibly Canada or Far East perhaps ???

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Kolly (IP Logged)
30/03/2016 08:47
I remember the Cow raffle, now theres an idea!!

Bernie must have been on the Canada trip, I was lucky to go on the Far East tour and I cant remember him being there.

Re: One For The Album
Les Peacock (IP Logged)
30/03/2016 20:19
Yes- we could run that one again. I remember the title of the event now - "Where will Daisy Dump ?" - another Stag Swag PR coup !! I think the heiffer was one of Peter Woods Dad's - they used to hold a top notch mid summer Bar B up at their farm too.

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Hon Treasurer (IP Logged)
31/03/2016 13:47
I think the tour was to Amsterdam. In the 1970s

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