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George Conway MBE AE on left "602 Squadron News" and Bill Reid VC, former Saltire Branch Chairman, on the right.

Jack Burgess at the helm

Jack Burgess seated in the cockpit of the Cosford Liberator. This aircraft was flown back from India in 1974 by Doug Connor. On learning Jack was going to visit Cosford, Doug told him, "If they say you are not allowed inside, tell them I will come along to Cosford and take the Liberator back again." You can read more about Doug Connors flight in this particular Liberator by clicking here.

Bill McRae

ACA Member Bill McRae with his book of beloved Sunderlands. Author of 'Strangers In the Night' - Click Here to read an extract

Amendola Airfield, Italy, 2005

Amdolo Airfield, Italy 2005

Sixty years after World War 2 ended, Aircrew member Bill Marshall returned to Amendola Airfield in Italy from where he flew missions with 178 squadron. That's Bill standing in the middle of the photograph with his wife, Gladys, on his right (to the left of him in the photo).

A Group of Future Pilots?

From left to right 'Gary' , 'Ryan' , 'Keighley

All three enjoyed their visit to RAF Museum Cosford recently, to see the B24 Liberator and other interesting aircraft. They also visited Leuchars Air Show 2005 for the third consecutive year, taking Mum & Dad with them. Being aviation-minded and having such a keen interest in how things work, are we looking at aviators of the future?

Armstrong Whitworth 'Siskin'

Armstrong Whitworth 'Siskin'

Pre World War front-line aircraft during the 1930s which were hurridly replaced to meet 1939-1945 requirements. More details about this in the Branch Library - Click Here To Read All About It.

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Harrogate 2004

Saltire President Vivian Thomas and his wife Marie

These photographs were taken at the Harrogate reunion between 22nd and the 24th October 2004. The first picture shows Saltire Branch President Vivian Thomas and his wife Marie.

Jack Burgess and his wife Margaret

Jack Burgess and his wife Margaret.

Saltire Branch member Bill Leckie and wife Ina

Saltire Branch member Bill Leckie and wife Ina.

Saltire Branch member Colin Cowan and wife Vicky at Saturday Banquet

Saltire Branch member Colin Cowan and wife Vicky at Saturday Banquet

Left to Right - Saltire President Vivian Thomas, his wife Marie, John Cruickshank

Left to Right - Saltire President Vivian Thomas, his wife Marie, John Cruickshank VC, Margaret Burgess, John's cousin, Jack Burgess. This picture was taken shortly after the Sunday morning Church parade, hence all the medals.

Gloster

Gloster 'Gamecock', the plane which gave 43 Squadron their badge, 'Fighting Cocks'

Vickers 'Virginia'

The Vickers 'Virginia'