Weʼve raised £1,070 to fund Project Propeller, an annual reunion for WW2 aircrew, that offers them the opportunity to fly again. www.projectpropeller.co.uk
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- Funded on Sunday, 23rd July 2017
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After a very successful event in June 2017 at Gloucester Airport, over 180 World War Two Aircrew will again take to the air once more on Sunday 17 June 2018 as they fly to a reunion at Halfpenny Green Airport.
They will team up with 120 volunteer, present-day private pilots and their light aircraft to fly into the airfield from all over the British Isles.
Known as “Project Propeller”, the event - now in its 20th year - is run by a small group of volunteers who coordinate all the veterans' flights, organise the facilities and lay on street-party refreshments complete with 1940's style live musical entertainment.
The veterans all saw action during the war and served in every crew position from Pilot to Air Gunner - the iconic “Tail End Charlie”. Also attending will be two ladies who served in the Air Transport Auxiliary (ATA) ferrying newly built aircraft from the factories to the front line.
Mostly in their nineties but with a few over 100, these extraordinary men and women love getting airborne again, recalling their memories of the conflict and renewing the bonds of comradeship formed over 70 years ago.
Project Propeller is a non-profit event run by a small group of volunteers, and relies on public support to stage the annual event for the men and women of the "greatest generation", to whom we all owe so much.
Any donation, however small, will be used to keep this event running for as long as we have a critical mass of veterans who are able and willing to participate.
When the organisation is eventually wound up, any remaining funds will be donated to Royal Air Force charities.
Thank you for your support.
- 2 years ago
Nigel Marshall2 years ago
Mr Dixon - thank you for kicking of this year's fundraising effort.
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Jul 8, 2017
Attended 2017 event with my Dad John Galloway and it was such an honour to see the faces of the veterans all made possible by the hard work of those who make it happen. Fantastic event, thank you.
Jul 6, 2017
I am 85 BUT did not serve until after WWII; our turn will no doubt come
Jul 1, 2017
Donations collected from the photographers airside tours at Staverton during Project Propeller.
Jun 30, 2017
Keep up the good work.
Jun 28, 2017
Well done on another brilliant Project Propeller from some very proud veterans and an even prouder pilot who is priveleged to fly them
Jun 26, 2017
Continuing gratitude for the project - and in particular for the opportunity that this has given to my father to become airborne again :)
Jun 25, 2017
I hope we get another event at Gloucestershire airport.
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