2009 Reunion Review

Air UK Reunion

9th September 2009 Duxford

Thanks to everyone who has sent photos for inclusion in this web site.

The Air UK 2009 reunion was an outstanding success, thanks to both Adele Stephenson and Clive Kerr for taking the time to make the arrangements and inform us all of the arrangements that have been made.

The 2009 AirUK Reunion photos can be viewed here by clicking on the appropriate link on that page.

The 2009 Informal Reunion took place on the 9th September 2009 at the Duxford Imperial War Museum.

DUXFORD 2009

September 9th 2009

Clive Kerr had once more chosen good weather, dry all day, cloud in the morning clearing to bright sunshine. There was a gathering of 81 ex-AIR UK staff and 21 apologies for absence. Six friends and relatives also came. Clive tried hard over the preceding month to make arrangements for a smooth entry to the museum, without our numbers inconveniencing all the other visitors, but despite his efforts the staff arrangements still defeated us – finally only one entry till was working. Tony Rodmell flew in from Yorkshire and Tizzy flew in from Gloucester so avoiding the chaos.

We are particularly grateful to Sonja Weatherill, as ever, for her indefatigable photographic efforts and also Tom Mitchell.

Carl was unable to come so we could not thank him personally for all the work he has put into the website. He has also, at his own expense, moved the website to its own server so it should be improved. www.airukreunion.co.uk.

Clive and I did our best to collect all the names, but if we have omitted anyone or got the name wrong, please let us know.

We are so pleased that so many people came considerable distances to meet again and enjoy a very happy day.

Adele Stephenson.

IN ATTENDANCE

Anderson Catherine Frankland Victoria North Maria
Anderson Norman Fricker Glen Pollak Chris
Bell Gary Fricker Hazel Porteous Andrea
Bennett Andrew Frye Rod Pugh Kevin
Bennion John Gates Tim Pyne Mike
Best John Goslings Daphne Rappaport Alan
Brand Becky Grant Brian Rawlings Pete
Brand Pete Harewood Nick Reade Martin
Brewster Max Harrison Jack Robinson Barry
Briscoe Jon Hill Graham Rodmell Tony
Bryce-Smith Rob Hodson Tizzy Saunders Giles
Burlison Stephanie Holmes Glen Sim Tony
Buttle Robin Kerr Clive Smith Simon
Carter Alan Leech Steve Stanley Roger
Chapman Phil Leech Sue Stephenson Adele
Clarke Simon Long Kevin Taylor John
Coates Karen Marshall Margaret Taylor Melissa
Coates Nick Mather Dave Taylor Patricia
Cooper Jim McBurnie Micky Trendell Nick
Copping Pat McCoshim Jan Vodden Andy
Craske Laurance Meakin Andy Warburton Piers
Craske Mark Mercer Trefor Watts Cara
Dunning Zane Mitchell Tom Weatherill Sonja
Elliott Pete Mongini Ian Wood Keith
Fenton Mark Monk Bruce Woods Gordon
Flack Helen Moore Tony Young Heidi
Foster Neill Nelson Sue Young Robert

NON-AIR UK

Grant Mrs Mercer Claudia
Goslings Gerd Moore Paola
Holmes Mrs Wendy (with A. Carter)

APOLOGIES FROM:

Andrews Jerry France Carl Saville Henry
Angell Angie Gold Jerry Sharpe Will
Benbow Jim Gregory Tony Symonds Ben
Clayton Mike Kemp Bill Taylor Jeremy
Collins Geoff King Lisa Thompson William
Davidson Janet McCarthy Ett Valori Cheryl
Dunn Kathy Robins Ian Young John