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Strut Info 2019
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Strut Meetings / Events 2019
20th March 2019 Strut meal and social evening

This year, the social evening will be held at The Highwayman pub (on the A140 opposite the road to Crowfield Airfield). Food will be a hot and cold finger buffet, and as in earlier years, drinks on arrival will be paid for by the Strut. Partners / friends are particularly welcome to attend.

The cost of the evening is £20 a head with drinks from 7pm and the buffet served around 7:45. Please can you let Tony Turner( know as early as possible (and definitely by 10th March) if you plan to come and if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Over the last two years, SCS membership has grown by nearly 50%. This is really great news, and hopefully means that members are finding the events and meetings of interest. However it does mean that there are a lot of new members, and we often do not get the time to mix, chat and generally get to know each other very effectively at strut meetings as there are other things going on. For this reason, each year we organise a social evening to provide this opportunity.

20th February 2019 Strut Meeting - Earl Stonham Village Hall at 7:30pm

For the February meeting we are going to try something a little different and something we have not done before - a video evening, although this will not be an evening of Youtube video clips, but the showing of an proper aviation documentary. If successful we could have further similar evenings.

The programme for this first evening will the feature length documentary/film

This is the Spitfire’s story – From the Supermarine S6 racing seaplane, through most marks of of the Spitfire. Told personally in the words of the last-surviving combat veterans, with breath-taking aerial footage directed by the world’s top aviation photographer John Dibbs, combined with rare digitally re-mastered archive film.

It was released in mid 2018 and was in the cinema for two showings on one day in July. Although now out on DVD, hopefully not many people will have seen it (unless everyone had it as a Christmas present!)

Trailer: (Turn the volume up for the opening sequence!)

Also for this meeting we will be also trying a different venue. As the club house is not the warmest of place in winter (until the proposed heating is installed), the meeting will be at the Earl Stonham Village Hall (IP14 5HJ - about 5 miles from Crowfield Airfield)

Google Maps: Earl Stonham Village Hall

On the A140 at the Staggered cross-roads in Earl Stonham take the A1120 towards Stowupland. The village hall is 1.8 miles on the left, just after passing through Forward Green. If you pass the Shepherd & Dog pub on the right you've gone too far!

16th January 2019 Strut Meeting - Crowfield Club House 7:30pm

Mick Gill and Martyn Steggalls went to LAA HQ at Turweston at the beginning of November for a Struts meeting. After an aborted attempt earlier in the year, this was actually well attended, with 32 representatives from quite a few struts, include those as far away as Cornwell and Scotland.

So for the January Strut Meeting Mick & Martyn will be an over view of that meeting, including the presentation given by Steve Slater, a presentation by our own Andrew Caldecott on Training and membership, followed by an open discussion.

Also we will be unveiling our new Strut Roll-up Banner.