My '44 Flying Control Dodge

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Re: My '44 Flying Control Dodge

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While it was a sunny evening, there was a stiff breeze pulling the temperature down. There was a coffee van there selling warm drinks, but the burger van broke down earlier in the day, so anyone wanting food went hungry!

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The village brass band was there playing a selection of 1940s music and there were poetry readings and songs by the local primary school children and other youth organisations.

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Re: My '44 Flying Control Dodge

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The beacon lighting was to be at 9:15pm, which I think was a UK wide time chosen. My daughter was chosen to light the beacon, on behalf of Girlguiding UK, with another boy representing Scouting.

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Roset Trailer -- B-17G Fortress BO-1 #42-31035
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Location: Co. Durham, UK

Re: My '44 Flying Control Dodge

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We had packed everything away by 9:50pm and made the short drive home, getting everything unloaded and the vehicles away as the last of the daylight faded at 10:30. The round trip was 0.8 miles, so probably the shortest ever trip to an event we've done!

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Dodge WC51 - 'Follow Me' Jeep - '43 Ford GPW
Roset Trailer -- B-17G Fortress BO-1 #42-31035