Flying Legends

Brooklands Bertie at Brooklands Bus Rally

Brooklands Bertie Bertie: “Well, Brooklands Bertie, you really surprised us. Here at Mindfully Bertie we have the main bears. Me, Trevor and Eamonn. We all write stories. On the front room couch are the soft toy bears that Bobby has bought in moments of weakness at special events. Destined to languish on the couch forever….

Sir George Edwards

From Bouncing Bomb to Concorde “IT’S SIR GEORGE EDWARDS!” So exclaimed Bobby back in the 1980s. Sitting outside St Martha’s church above Chilworth in the spring sunshine. His walking companion of thirty years and first wife had no idea who he was talking about, but could heard a loud voice telling a small group of…

A Time to Remember

The RAF March: “Time to get up Bobby! We are going to the Biggin Hill Airshow today.”


Watching the Vulcan take off at Farnborough, on that unforgettable day in 2010, we are reminded that there was another iconic, historic aircraft there that day. From the same aviation company. Avro. Where the Vulcan was largely a deterrent, apart from one foray all the way to the Falklands, the Lancaster earned its reputation in…

The Best Movie in The World

The Last Day of Summer at Duxford.

The Last Day of Summer. Would it be wise of Bobby to even consider going to an Airshow just six weeks after a ‘Very Serious Event‘? He couldn’t ask anybody, in case they said “No”! He couldn’t ask me, as I was 300 miles away in Wales. Preoccupied with learning Welsh. Was it that important…

The RAF 100 Celebrations.

RAF 100. The RAF March. Well, I did tell him that if he didn’t slow down he would land up in deep water. I never considered it might be the River Thames. But listen, dear friends. He is making a lot of it. All those pictures with frozen peas on top of his head. I…

The Flying Legends Duxford 2017

Flying Legends, Duxford. June is busting out all over… Bertie: “Told her that blouse was too bleedin’ tight…”