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Good afternoon all,

First, a reminder that our next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday week, the 11th of June.

At the moment all is well with the Sizewell team confirmed talk.

TUESDAY 11TH JUNE 2024
SIZEWELL C
Presentation by MICHELLE EMMERSON-GREY
COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER, SIZEWELL C
REGIONAL EXTERNAL AFFAIRS & DEVELOPMENT
1930
GOLDEN HIND
NACTON ROAD IPSWICH IP3 9NF
Again Sausage and chips is organised from 1900.

Just a polite reminder that if you do bring a guest, there is a charge of £ 3. It would help if you could collect that sum from them and pass it over to Angus, if he attends or to Bob or myself.

We have now secured a date for the visit to Flixton. Thanks to Bob, we are very lucky to have confirmation that Gary Stebbings, the museum manager, will talk to us about the collection and some of the history.

Flixton Air Museum, which is based on the old Flixton air base near Bungay, is just over 50 years old. The collection has over 60 aircraft and more than 30,000 smaller artefacts. Many aircraft and 6 cockpits are displayed outdoors but everything else is on view within themed buildings. There are displays for the Royal Observer Corps No. 6 Group, the 446th (H) Bomb Group USAAF, RAF Bomber Command, RAF Air-Sea Rescue & Coastal Command.

WEDNESDAY 3RD JULY 2024
NORFOLK AND SUFFOLK AVIATION MUSEUM
THE STREET,
FLIXTON,
BUNGAY NR35 1NZ
11.30 for 1200

The plan is that we arrive around 11.30 so we are ready for the presentation at around noon. After the presentation, we would then be able to browse the collection and the displays at our leisure. Regarding food and drink, the NAAFI has a range of snacks and hot and cold drinks available but hot meals and alcoholic drinks are available in the Flixton Buck public house adjacent to the museum.The pub opens at 12.00 until 10pm.

The museum is run on a totally voluntary basis and we have suggested that members donate £ 5 towards the visit. Bob and I will collect that as you arrive at the 11.30 slot.

Although the presentation will be solely for us, this is not a private visit and members of the public are potentially likely to be in attendance.

The museum has asked us for an indication of numbers so I would be most grateful if you would let me know as soon as practical if you would like to attend.

There will not be any meeting in August but we can now confirm that the talk on Ransome and Rapier will take place on Wednesday 18th September.

WEDNESDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2024
RANSOME AND RAPIER
By DEREK CLARKE
1930
GOLDEN HIND
NACTON ROAD IPSWICH IP3 9NF
Sausage and chips is organised from 1900.
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Later in October, we have organised an exciting talk from an ex Royal Naval Submariner. We are just finalising dates and details.

See you on the 11th June.

Best regards

David