My '44 Flying Control Dodge

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Re: My '44 Flying Control Dodge

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Down at the bottom of the hill was Sherburn Village. There was an old bus stop next to the memorial which is no longer a bus stop. It allowed me to stop right next to the memorial.

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The last stop on my tour was Pittington memorial, located at St Lawrence's Church, in the church yard. There was no parking next to the memorial, so I parked just outside the church yard, amongst the trees and walked in.

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Re: My '44 Flying Control Dodge

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I grabbed a few pictures of the Dodge amongst the trees before heading for home. It was a little over a 26 mile round trip and with the sun out, not particularly cold, even on the coast.

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Though tinged with sadness, it was a rewarding and educational trip. I saw a few Carrs inscribed on some of the memorials and couldn't help but wonder if they were related. My own grandfather, Joseph O. Carr, served in the Army Service Corps at Ypres during WW1 and thankfully survived.

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Since the Dodge is such a tight fit in the garage, I'm leaving it outside until after Sunday's service. There's no point in making more work for myself, having to strip the back off just to put it away. With overnight rain expected, the Dodge is wrapped up in a plastic sheet for the next couple of days.
Steve Carr

Dodge WC51 - 'Follow Me' Jeep - '43 Ford GPW
Roset Trailer -- B-17G Fortress BO-1 #42-31035
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Re: My '44 Flying Control Dodge

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Remembrance Service - November 14th

The 14th was the second outing to Seaham for the Dodge and was a much cooler day. Mist hung over the memorial site but much larger crowds had gathered by the time we got there. Due to the larger crowds and parades, the vehicles were parked in the parking bays beside the memorial, rather than around it. The service was also much longer than on Thursday, with participation from veterans and several uniformed organisations. There was no grand tour afterwards, just a drive straight home.

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