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This year's road run was in bright sunshine – in  marked contrast to last year’s, when it snowed heavily. Our convoy of a Green Goddess fire engine (actually in desert sand markings), Land Rover Defender 90, 110 and Lightweight Series Two, Ferret,  two Jeeps (one wartime and one post-war) and assorted civvy Land Rovers left the iconic Jack’s Hill transport café at Towcester heading along country lanes for Turweston Airfield.

We also went to Turweston last year but found the hangars deserted owing to the snow. This time we were luckier and got a guided tour of the Chiltern Classic Flight Ltd hangar where, among other things, they were rebuilding a 1940 Tiger Moth.

From Turweston we headed to nearby Silverstone Circuit where we paid our respects at a memorial to the crew of a Halifax bomber who perished in a crash landing there in 1944. Then it was on to Silverstone village for a late lunch at the excellent White Horse.

Our thanks to Roger Higgerson for once again organising a great day out and for not getting lost. We didn’t get a chance to sample his famous soup but he’s promised to keep it simmering until next year . . .

Pictures by Stuart King and Peter Clarke

 
A video of this event is available on You Tube: www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lu2WLtH5U88&feature=youtu.be


Jeeps gather at Jack's Hill Café, Towcester


Off on the run . . . the view from a Land Rover Defender 90


The yellow Green Goddess splashes through flood water


Group shot at Turweston Airfield, near Brackley




Piper Cub in Invasion stripes


1940 Tiger Moth fuselage being rebuilt


Another Tiger Moth awaiting restoration


A Bulldog and Chipmunks in the workshop


Flights are available in this airworthy Chipmunk


Gary Stock gets a good view of the cockpit


Tim Hawkes arrived at Turweston in a Land Rover and left in a Ferret



Convoy leader Roger Higgerson in his Lightweight Land Rover


Silverstone welcome for the Goddess


Roger Higgerson with the Halifax crash memorial (plaque below)



In front of one of the Silverstone grandstands





George Jackson on top of his Ferret at Silverstone