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Sunday, 5 January 2014

Get Ready for PROJECT PROPELLER 2014

Project Propeller is an annual reunion for 150+ WWII aircrew, to which they are flown from all over the UK in light aircraft by current volunteer pilots. The Evening Standard described it rather well here.

VENUE: Project Propeller is pleased to announce that our next event will be held at:


GLOUCESTER AIRPORT (EGBJ) on SATURDAY 21 JUNE 2014

Opened in 1931, Gloucester Airport was known as RAF Staverton during the war. The RAF took over the site in 1936 and used it as a training school until August 1946. The airfield was used by a number of units and flights, including the No44 Group Communication Flight. A satellite strip of RAF Staverton at Brockworth hosted the first flight of the Gloster E28/39 jet aircraft. Various testing took place at RAF Staverton, including a plan for Lancasters to tow Spitfires from their airfields to targets such as Tokyo. This plan of course was not needed following the surrender of the Japanese after two A-Bomb attacks.

The airfield is now home to the new Jet Age Museum, which you will be able to visit on the day.


INVITATION: If you served in any capacity as WWII aircrew, then you would be very welcome. Each year, the aircrew have a wonderful day out when they are able to meet up with former colleagues, enjoy lunch, live wartime music and the facilities of the venue and, most importantly, get airborne once again. Please register and we will try to pair you up with a pilot and aircraft from a local airfield to fly you to the meeting.

REGISTRATION: Whether you are a former WWII aircrew member (friend or former foe), a current qualified pilot willing to fly in a veteran, or a volunteer helper, we invite you to join us by registering for the ultimate WWII aircrew reunion.

BRIEFING NOTES: Registered volunteer pilots should consult the Gloucester Airport PILOT BRIEFING. Slot times will be allocated by the PP organisers (graham@projectpropeller.co.uk) as usual.


HOW YOU CAN HELP

It typically costs over £4,000 to stage PP (marquee, catering, entertainment, etc.) and, so far, we have only raised half that amount from our usual supportive service and other charities. If you can help, please consider making a donation either via PayPal (using a credit/debit card) by clicking the button below, or by sending a cheque payable to 'Project Propeller' at the following address. If you use a debit card and click 'Family & friends', PP will not be charged a fee.



CONTACT DETAILS
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Project Propeller
34 Dorset Square
London NW1 6QJ
e-mail: ian [at] projectpropeller.co.uk
Tel: +44 (0)20 7262 4709

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