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90th Birthday Flight

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Bob Simmons

Bob was in the Navy from 1943-1956, the last four years of which were spent as a pilot with the Fleet Air Arm, during which time he flew the...

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The Rosemary Foundation

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Total raised
£130.00

Target
None set

Donations accepted until 01-09-2015

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About

Bob was in the Navy from 1943-1956, the last four years of which were spent as a pilot with the Fleet Air Arm, during which time he flew the Grumman Avenger and the Meteor, amongst other aircraft.

Having not flown since that time, Bob announced to his family that he wanted to fly again for his 80th birthday and they were able to arrange a flight for him at Goodwood, and then again for his 85th birthday. So the obvious thing to do for his 90th is to take to the skies again! This time in a WWII Auster aircraft, to raise funds for The Rosemary Foundation.

Event details

Flying WWII Auster on 90th Birthday

Bob and his wife Pam, who had been in the WRENS, moved to Petersfield in 1999. Towards the end of her life, Pam was looked after by the nurses of The Rosemary Foundation. He wants to mark the occasion of his 90th birthday by raising funds in acknowledgement and thanks for the wonderful care that both he and Pam received.

The flight is scheduled to take place on Bob’s birthday Monday 1st June but this will be dependent on the weather conditions at the time. If the weather is poor, the flight will take place as soon as possible after the big day. The WWII Auster aircraft he will be flying is owned by a friend of his, who Bob expects will do the take-off and landing, but he is hoping to beat the controls himself for much of the flight. The flight will last for about an hour and a half and the route will include a circle around the Isle of Wight.

Event date

01-June-2015 00:00  - 
01-June-2015 00:00

Event type

90th Birthday Flight in WWII Auster

Event is completed

Donations

Enjoy the flight. Babs Tuesday afternoon group
Donation by Babs Toms
on 10-05-2015
£20.00
£5.00 gift aid
Good to know some of us can still do it! Have fun.
Donation by Jack & Sheila
on 11-04-2015
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid
Good luck, have fun and what a great cause!
Donation by Anonymous
on 02-04-2015
Good luck - rather you than me!
Donation by Anonymous
on 24-03-2015
£50.00
£12.50 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £130.00
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £130.00
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £162.50

Donations closed

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