and girls are a credit to the organisation. (.., I sent off my application form on Monday). Of the trip itself ; I found Karl’s presentation with photo clipboard clear and informative. I had not previously thought too much about the logistics of thousands of airmen, then thousands of tons of bombs, fuel and provisions all squeezing through quaint 1930’s single track railway stations (or even the risk !) - each week. It was that sort of human dimension, balanced with just a few statistics to put a figure on the scale of events, which made it so much more than a cold fact tour. Very well done Karl. Of the riding ; As implied above, I was impressed by the patience and kindness of advanced riders on some very impressive machinery.., and so began to learn by example. The pace would have been easily achieved two up on a 250cc motorcycle or an aged classic, but still the typically 50mph through open Suffolk country lanes was enough to go places on a hot summer’s day. The route was scenic and, save a few quaint villages, the traffic minimal. Yet more credit ; to the route planner(s). Lunch at the Waterside Café, just off the A12 offered a timely break, good value refreshments, and a welcome chance for me to meet a few of you. Although several members peeled off for other afternoon commitments, the remainder of us were led to Parham Airfield http://www.coleshillhouse.com/auxiliary-museum.php
The SAM Observer July 2010
The July 2010 edition of "The SAM Observer"