Updated: 1 Dec 14
LEFT: Cpl Bill Lane
RIGHT: Memorial Tablet in St George’s Church Kuala Lumpur
Bill Lane was one of the men killed in the crash of Valetta VX540, on 2nd August 1952.
As many of you will know, Col. Tony Stormer has stood down as President. Our new President is Col. Sean English, who some of you may know.
106 members and guests got together for Reunion 2014 and the AGM which were held in Coventry. The weekend was enjoyed by everyone and the gala dinner was a great success with the wine flowing freely. The annual trip to the Arboretum was also very enjoyable and our past president Col Tony Stormer laid the wreath [Right] on behalf of the Association. We were delighted that Chris (Pinky) Felton, his wife Rose, and Noon Dalton came over from Australia to join us. We also had guests from Spain, Ireland and the Isle of Wight.
The Association AGM and Reunion for 2015 will be held at the same hotel, the Quality Hotel, Birmingham Road, Allesley, Coventry, on 22nd August. The hotel, its facilities and the food proved to be a big hit with all who attended last year. Get your application off to Bill Sunley ASAP please.
Have you sent in your update? If not, please to so as soon as possible.
The cost of printing and postage for the ‘Open Door’ has risen to such an extent that it has been decided to only post to those who wish to receive a printed copy. There will be a charge for this of £5 .00 per year. The colour edition will be e-mailed as normal to those who have accepted this method of distribution..
The AD Stone will be laid in ‘Heroes Square’ which will be located between the Visitors Centre and the Chapel. It should be in place by June 2015
Your contact for general queries is Bill Sunley. E-mail:
I apologise for the inordinate delay in updating the website. I’ve been entangled in assorted crises which required a lot of attention. Back to normal now — I hope!
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