The Scarborough News
Alan Hargreaves’ illustrated presentation on the history and current operation of Britain’s secret spying and listening service, GCHQ, drew a record audience to the community centre for this month’s meeting of the Scarborough Historical Aircraft Club.
A potted history of the Scarborough Wireless Station was included in the talk about the main operational building in Cheltenham which the locals call the Donut, a reference to the shape of the huge complex.
Owing to his removal to Ripon, farewells were regretfully said to a long-time popular member, Len Woodgate, who had served his entire life in the RAF as an engineering officer and was responsible in that time for recovering and refurbishing three rare historical aircraft. In retirement, he became curator of the RAF Cosford Museum for 10 years.
At the club’s next meeting on Tuesday November 10 at 7.30pm, the great airships of yesteryear and their pivotal role in flying history will be featured. All are welcome, contact chairman Malcolm Smith on (01723) 583177 for further information.