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Our first meeting of the year was held on Friday January 3rd. (Our meetings are always on the first Friday of the month).

We were entertained by a local man. Tom Tyler was accompanied by his wife and another friend all the way from Georgia. The Georgia which was part of the former USSR.

The title of his illustrated talk was entitled, "Great Days of Flying at Martlesham Heath." It was a sometimes humorous account of flying in the early days of aviation. At a time when Martlesham was a national centre for the development and evaluation of aircraft. Tom related several stories of bravery and also tragedy which accompanied flying during the Great War and beyond. Tom is also an author and he had brought along some of them for sale.

A vote of thanks was given by our President, Richard Barker.



Ray Hooper

We are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Ray Hooper.

His obituary and funeral arrangements are on the OBITUARY page