Overcast skies and rain showers meant that only one
aeroplane showed up for the traditional Easter Saturday opening of Sywell
Aviaition Museum … but the chilly weather didn’t stop more than 20 MVs
supporting the event.
A plaque to mark the 100th anniversary of the
RAF and the 90th year of Sywell Aerodrome was donated by 378
(Mannock) Squadron, Air Training Corp and a crowd gathered to watch its unveiling.
On show were 12 Willys, Ford and Hotchkiss Jeeps (one carrying
a Welbike), Land Rover TAC-R2, Land Rover 110, Land Rover Lightweight, Land
Rover Ambulance, Renault Saviem, Dodge Weapons Carrier, Plymouth Sedan, DAF
T244 and GAZ 469.
Land Rover TAC-R2 with the museum's Hawker Hunter and Canberra
Recently-acquired Renault Saviem ambul- ance will be converted into a camper
Air cadets unveil their plaque
Ben Brown's Jeep with Welbike
Spot the dummy . . .
Plymouth Sedan with Dodge Weapons Carrier
Vintage Songbird May Blossom finds a stage in the back of an ambul- ance
Tony Patrick's Gaz 469 arrived towed behind a Jeep but he soon had the faulty fuel pump sorted
MVTSEM secretary Neill Elliott used the occasion to plug our Lancaster pilot talk on April 5