New History Group Profiles to download!

Three new profiles are available for download – just click on the images at left or go to the History Group tab to browse other profiles.

 

Mike Milln’s profile of the 1969 UK-Australia Air Race commemorating the 50th anniversary of the 1919 race won by Ross and Keith Smith in Vickers Vimy G-EAOU, is derived from chapter 35 of his book “Wing Tips, The Story of the Royal Aero Club of South Australia – Book 2 – 1941-1986”. If the profile interests you in obtaining the book, you can do so at SAAM or through www.mikemillnbooks.com.

 

Chris Doudy has written a fascinating profile of his father’s company Commodore Aviation’s experience with the Aero 145, one of which – VH-WWC and later re-registered as VH-ZCL – is now at SAAM awaiting reassembly.

 

 

 

 

Chas Schaedel has continued his “Brother-in-Arms” series of profiles of siblings serving as airmen in the Great War with this new profile of Peterborough boys Charles and Laurence Matulich.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October newsletter ready to download!

SAAM’s October newsletter is ready to download – just click on the front=page image at left or go to the Newsletters tab to browse this and previous issues.

October is a big issue with news of SAAM’s hosting of the AAMN Conference earlier this month, obituaries of two members sadly lost last month, restoration updates, another chapter of Langdon Badger’s flying reminisces, Captain Phil Hogg’s memories of VC10 flying in Africa, and Mike Milln’s profile of the 1969 UK-Australia air race. The 1969 race commemorated the 50th anniversary of Ross and Keith Smith’s Vimy flight in 1919, and the profile is particularly pertinent with the Centenary coming up next year.