DAEDALUS D-DAY 70th Anniversary

June 2nd – June 4th 2014  –  The Dakotas are coming.

Great British pilot bears

Great British pilot bears

Lee-on-the-Solent will play host to 150 Parachutists and Airmen from around the world, here to re-enact the drop into Normandy in June 1944.Help needed! Can you provide accommodation?  If you can help, contact Lee Residents: WWW.leeresidents.org.uk

Or Lee Flying Association: www.eghf.co.uk

Daedalus D-Day 70th Anniversary

Daedalus D-Day 70th Re-enactment

Helpers form for Daedalus D-Day 70th

Daedalus D-Day 70th Re-enactment Help Form

Dorothy Spicer set a world record – with a little help from the Isle of Wight

Eighty years ago in 1934, Dorothy Spicer broke through the all-male barrier against women training for an advanced qualification in aviation engineering. Women were barred from studying at technical schools for the Ground Engineers ‘B’ licence. Dorothy found a way around the blockage.

Pauline Gower and Dorothy Spicer with Spartan G-ABKK 'Helen of Troy'

Pauline Gower and Dorothy Spicer with Spartan G-ABKK ‘Helen of Troy’

Who would have thought that the Isle of Wight would play such an important part in helping Dorothy to set a world record. The Island, so often thought of as being decades behind mainland England, actually provided Miss Spicer with the training she needed.

Dorothy’s full story is here.

Open skies

Solent Sky Blue Yonder