The Autumn 2018 (122nd) edition of The Growler is out now!
A Shackleton Experience - Majunga!
Bomb Bay Fire
Loss of the Cavalier Flying Boat
Tales from the Past
In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the RAF, Axbridge Museum has a number of special exhibits being displayed until the end of October. The exhibits include:-
- A continuously-running video display taken from the National Archives.
- A 100 year illustrated ‘time-line’ of RAF fighters covering every decade from the Sopwith Camel to the Typhoon.
- A display of some 20 1/72 scale models covering the period including aircraft from each of the RAF Commands.
- A display dedicated to 100 years of Maritime Reconnaissance incl. models of all three marks of the Shackleton together with a typical Cold-War ‘Operational Sortie’ from an AeO’s log-book.
The Axbridge Museum is part of the National Trust and is located in King John’s Hunting Lodge in the Market Square, Axbridge, Somerset.
Bryn Lewis, who has been our steadfast and distinguished Chairman for many years, has decided to retire and we are sure that all of our membership would wish to join the committee in thanking him for his hard work, dedication and extremely valuable service for the Association. His enthusiastic leadership and careful management has proved to be a most reliable and valuable asset, and he will be greatly missed at future committee meetings.
Shackleton Association Crest Carving
Paul Slee and his wife presented this beautiful wooden carving to the Association at the annual dinner. Paul carved it by hand over a number of months using a picture of the Association's crest as his design. The accuracy of the carving and level of detail are absolutely incredible.
The email message shown below was sent on 12 Jan 2015 to all of the Association’s members who have registered their email address with us. Consequently, if you didn’t receive this message and you have an email address, please let our Membership Secretary know by sending him an email to email@example.com
The deaths of our members are shown in The Growler but, of course, this does not allow sufficient time to publish any funeral arrangements that may have been passed onto the Association. Consequently, as we are aware that members may wish to attend these functions, especially if they are local to their residence, we have decided to pass these details onto to as many members as possible. Unfortunately, the only method of carrying out this process in a reasonable time is to pass the details via email and, therefore, we have decided to circulate via email any funeral arrangements that we receive to those members who have registered their email address with the Association.
Rest assured that funeral arrangements will not be circulated without the knowledge and agreement of appropriate family members.
Kind Regards & A Happy New Year,
The Shackleton Association”
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