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Thread: The 2017 Lend-Lease participant has been selected

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    Default The 2017 Lend-Lease participant has been selected

    For each of the last 5 years, the Wings of Glory Aerodrome has brought an overseas member to the US to join us for a week of gaming at Origins Game Fair. For the last several years I have been dreaming of sending some of our North American based members to either the UK or Europe as part of the Lend-Lease program. Now that both the UK's Doncaster convention and the Prague Summer Con have solidified in to well established and smoothly ran yearly events, this dream has become a possibility. Starting this year the site will alternate between sending a member to Doncaster and Prague Summer con every other year with a member coming to the US in the years between those two location.

    Selecting a member to become the very first North American Lend-Lease participant to attend Doncaster is not an easy task and I believe the North American Selection Committee did a wonderful job in choosing Jager (Karl) to receive this honor.




















    Karl has been a fundamental part of both the Origins convention and the Lend-Lease program since its beginning. Not only does he run multiple events at Origins every year, he is a steadfast wingman to all of the Lend-Lease participants that have come to the US. Here on the site, Karl has amassed an impressive 8,676 sorties since joining in 2009, making him the highest posting North American member. As a vital part of the Unofficial Stats Committee, he has given a lot of time and effort to expanding the enjoyment of the game for all of us. And as you can tell from his vast display of medals, he has always joined in on any of the site's causes.

    So it is my great honor to welcome Jager into the ranks of the Lend-Lease Participants!

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    Over the next couple of months the site will be running several raffles to raise the necessary funds to trip possible. Given Jager's love of WWII and the upcoming release of the new Battle of Britain starter set, I thought it would be fitting to start with a raffle of a new, still sealed in the box, Wings of War WWII Deluxe Set from back in the Nexus days...



    As most of you know, these have not been printed since 2009... the year that Jager joined this site.


    To help support the 2017 Lend-Lease and purchase your entry into the raffle for the Deluxe Set, click here.

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    Now there is an awesome representative to send to the UK! Many congrats to Karl. I have benefited from lots of his posts, especially for unofficial stats.

    Have a great trip, Karl.

    PS: Already bought two tickets to start out Karl's travel fund.
    Last edited by OldGuy59; 02-06-2017 at 08:57.
    Mike
    "Flying is learning to throw yourself at the ground and miss" Douglas Adams
    "Wings of Glory won't skin your elbows and knees while practicing." OldGuy59

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    Congratulations Karl. A worthy recipient to be the first North American member to be hosted by the UK Wing. Looking forward to renewing our friendship from Origins 2015.

    Neil
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Well chosen, Keith! Congratulations, Karl! Brace yourselves, UK/Doncaster contingent...

    (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know-what-I-mean?)

    I shall be buying raffle tickets to do my part VERY soon...

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Congratulations Karl. See you at Doncaster.


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    Well chosen, Keith! Congratulations, Karl! Brace yourselves, UK/Doncaster contingent...

    (wink, wink, nudge, nudge, know-what-I-mean?)

    I shall be buying raffle tickets to do my part VERY soon...

    All the best,
    Matt
    I agree with the choice Matt, but I did not make it. For both the US and UK/Europe participants I only offer up a Top 5 and the committee actually selects the winner from that list. There is a US and a UK/EU committee and both are made up of past participants and members of the hosting event organizers.

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    Raffle tickets bought.


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Congratulations Karl . You DESERVED and EARNED it WORKING HARD for the community here and in real . I was honored to play games with you and even shared a room. Happy journey to Doncaster!
    <img src=http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=2554&dateline=1409073309 border=0 alt= />
    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    "Shared a room" Too much information Andy


    I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
    Coming down is the hardest thing

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    Great stuff!

    It will be a pleasure to meet Karl in person at Doncaster!

    Tickets bought!!!

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    Karl the "Jager" will come to England!

    Seems that his Do353 needs a few stopovers in Canada, Greenland, and Island before reching Doncaster.

    This will be a nice reunion since my LL 2014 in Columbus!



    Herr Oberst, how long is this 1st raffle open? I can stress my credit card mid of February again...
    Voilà le soleil d'Austerlitz!

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    Congrats Karl, be good to meet you again!

    Tickets bought.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Congrats! And thanks. I, too, picked up some tickets.

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    Awesome, will be great to welcome you to my Home town Karl...

    Never knowingly under gunned !

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    Great choice by the US Committee.
    You will have a top time over in Blighty Karl & will look forward to your reports.
    Tickets will be brought today!

    "Its a fine line indeed between going out in a Blaze of Glory or having Crashed & Burnt!"
    Member Australian Society of WW1 Aero Historians

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    Sorry I missed the first announcement but glad I saw this one.

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    Just got my first set of tickets for a well deserving person.

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    Just snagged my tickets for the raffle!

    Keith, I know you didn't 'personally' choose Karl, but I credit you with the overall 'wisdom' of the choice as our 'Fearless Leader'...it is with you that the buck stops...
    I'm sure all of the options were worthy individuals, and any of them would have done Team USA proud. But I personally know Karl, and he's awfully worthy

    All the best,
    Matt

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oberst Hajj View Post
    I agree with the choice Matt, but I did not make it. For both the US and UK/Europe participants I only offer up a Top 5 and the committee actually selects the winner from that list. There is a US and a UK/EU committee and both are made up of past participants and members of the hosting event organizers.
    Well, the committee chose well.

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    Congrats Karl, I look forward to meeting you in person at Doncaster

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    Congratulations Karl. I look forward to meeting you later in the year at Doncaster.
    Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. Winston S. Churchill

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    What a great selection!


    I love this raffle prize. What a nice one. If I win, it would be a choice between a collector's item and wanting to play with the pieces. I would open it.

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    Congrats Karl. Have a great time over there.

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    Congrats Karl. A very worthy choice for Lend Lease.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt56 View Post
    ...it is with you that the buck stops...
    I wish the bucks did stop with me, but all my bucks seem to leave for other places! lol

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    Glad to see such a superb selection for our first representative to send over the pond.

    Will be getting tickets after rejuggling accounts in order to support the trek.

    One big heads up for our friends awaiting Karl's visit...in addition to his passion for Wings...he is also quite the brewski aficionado. Should be quite a "jolly good time"!

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    Congratulations, Karl.
    3 tickets bought.

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    [QUOTE=BobP;434165]Sorry I missed the first announcement but glad I saw this one.[/
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    I somehow missed the original post as well.
    Did it get trapped when the site was down last weekend ?

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    Congratulations on your selection Karl. I'm sure it will be a well deserved trip. Enjoy.

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    Solid choice for the first US representative, congratulations Karl, a well deserved accolade.

    "He is wise who watches"

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    Congratulations, Karl! I am really glad that you visit the Old World this year. Last year I atrended both event and I'm sure you will like the traditional atmosphere of Doncaster I have to buy support tickets as soon as possible!
    And, please, don't forget your homemade cookies...


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    @ Herr Oberst: There is still "2016" in upper strip...


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    Tickets bought.
    <img src=http://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=2554&dateline=1409073309 border=0 alt= />
    "We do not stop playing when we get old, but we get old when we stop playing."

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    Just bought some tickets....maybe this time.

    Karl, you definitely will enjoy Doncaster. I hope to return someday myself.

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    Tickets bought. Fingers crossed.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Tickets bought, I look forward to meeting Karl at Donnie.

    Lest we forget

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    Pete as you I was confused as the title says first round but in the text it say the second fundraiser. No matter still bought my tickets as always for a worth activity. Coins to follow soon I hope. have to keep my collection going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobP View Post
    Coins to follow soon I hope. have to keep my collection going.
    Yes, the collection needs a new coin!

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    Thoroughly deserved, to state the obvious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teaticket View Post
    Yes, the collection needs a new coin!
    You have a nice collection after last Origins, right?

    Tickets bough, hope coin will be released soon


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    We do need a Polish coin, in retrospect, to fully complete the collection. Of course that is unless Steve has a design then it would be. I for one would buy them for a complete set.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Many congratulations on being selected, Karl. I hope that I shall be able to attend Doncaster so that I may meet you.

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    Congrats Karl! I hope you have a wonderful time!

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    Congratulations Karl! Have a wonderful time on your trip!

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    Great choice gentlemen, thoroughly deserved. Enjoy your trip Karl.

    Now to buy some tickets....

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