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Pictures by Tim Cross

The first road run organised by our Gang of Two was a great success, not least because the weather was glorious. Nine Jeeps, two Land Rovers, a Bedford MW and two Harley-Davidson MT 350 motorbikes met at Harrington’s Carpetbaggers aviation museum before visiting the nearby roadside memorial.
Then it was off for a ride around historic American Army Air Force bases in Northants and Beds. First was Desborough where we had special permission from Rockingham Castle Estate to drive around the old aerodrome.
Then on to the memorial at Chelveston, followed by a drive around the perimeter track of Grafton Underwood, again by kind permission of the land owner.
Our last port of call was the museum and memorial at Thurleigh where MVTSEM secretary Ian Gardiner and chairman Neill Elliott were given a well-deserved round of applause for organising such an interesting trip.

Martin Sansom made a 10 minute video of the Desborough Airfield perimeter track lap and it can be viewed on You Tube: https://youtu.be/W5vuf7e6CXA

Above and left: Carpet- baggers museum at Harrington

Left and below: the memorial at Harrington


Left and below: We had special per- mission to drive on the old airfield at Des- borough


Memorial at Grafton Under- wood

The pole for the memorial at Chelves -ton once held the airfield's windsock; it was rescued by members of the TTS group, who joined us on the road run

Rounding up the usual suspects!

Left and below: Our last stop was at Thurleigh

Ian Gardiner (left) and Terry Feltham take a break from a hard day's Jeep driving

Memorial at Thurleigh

The following pictures were taken by Kevin Lamberth