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Lt. S.Kafloc
10-03-2016, 16:11
UKWing’s 3rd annual meeting held at South Yorks Air Museum, Doncaster.

We were a little spoilt this year as we had access to a room empty of exhibits but awaiting refurbishment; that said it was a lovely open area with plenty of space to move around and for larger tables and storage.

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Friday night was bar night at the Grand St Ledger however due to late evening meals we didn’t get to play any games but the liquid refreshment went down well and great conversation rounded off our first evening.

No plan survives first contact with the enemy, in this case the chef at the St Ledger. Late breakfasts scuppered our early planned start and games eventually kicked off 45 minutes late. 29 members duly arrived and the games commenced in earnest.

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Quick results:

WW1: RFC 0 - Germans Lots!
WW2: RAF/USA 1+ a destroyer - Germans/Japanese Lots!
Sails: Royal Navy Lots - French not so many.


By 6.15pm all but the final Sails game had been completed and the mammoth task of clearing everything away and setting up the Ace of Aces game for Sunday morning started. By 7.15pm all was ready and it was off to pick up the wives and head for the evening meal.

It was the same venue as last year and we were treated like royalty. The food and service was excellent. Chris (Hedeby) received a well deserved award, the Flying Bristol’s. (Pictures must be observed to get the full impact of this statement....need I say more).

Sunday start was 10am sharp. (Even Andrzej made it but it was close!). Random placement, this years Ace of Aces was an all in bash. No sides just knock down as many aircraft as you could in the 2 hours allowed. Boom cards were flying faster than Chris’s Bristols and in the end we had a winner.

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Ace of Aces Game

and the full crew from Sunday

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(Rear row l/r) Amy, Hannah, Ruth, Reg, John, Paul, Marian, Andy, Mike, Daniel, Kubajs, Doug.
(Sitting l/r) Tim, Chris, Rob, Simon, Chris, Neil.
(front) Andrzej.

Saturdays Winners:

WW1 Ace: Tim aka Flying Helmut.

WW2 Ace: Andrzej aka nightbomber.

SoG Admiral: Chris aka Boney10.

Sunday’s Ace of Aces:

John aka JohnBiggles.

(and no manleyitis in sight!)

johnbiggles
10-04-2016, 11:09
Excellent work sir,
rep cannon jammed

Flying Helmut
10-04-2016, 13:18
Excellent work sir,
rep cannon jammed

Mine isn't! :guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns:

Nightbomber
10-04-2016, 14:42
Happy Jammer has just unjammed his!
:) Great report Neil!

Rebel
10-04-2016, 15:45
Very nice spread Neil and definitely deserving of Rep. Salute!

Naharaht
10-04-2016, 17:56
Thank you, Neil. It is good to see what you all got up to. :thumbsup:

Carl_Brisgamer
10-04-2016, 19:59
Excellent report! We in the Antipodes truly envy your opportunities to bring so many forum members together for these events! Well done to the winners and all participants.

Stumptonian
10-04-2016, 20:14
Excellent report! We in the Antipodes truly envy your opportunities to bring so many forum members together for these events! Well done to the winners and all participants.

Goes for us in the western colonies as well
:envy::thumbsup:

milcoll73
10-04-2016, 20:16
looks like fun was had by all!

Marechallannes
10-04-2016, 23:20
Thank you for this nice overview, Neil. :salute:

Looking at the stats I think we have to form up a Bulldog Squadron to polish up the RFC result and throw in the Frenach admiral's hat to balance this a little bit more, next year. ;)

Congratulations to all winners, especially to my friend Andrzej, who proofed to be a real jetfighter ace. :thumbsup:

Guntruck
10-05-2016, 00:58
Great report Neil. Rep incoming.

Surprised to find Andy owned a pair of strides other than his ubiquitous shorts :D

Three questions: who made the harbour, where does he live and when won't he be home? That is extremely impressive to say the least.

Nightbomber
10-05-2016, 01:06
Surprised to find Andy owned a pair of strides other than his ubiquitous shorts :D
:lol: I expected England to be rather cold in October, but was wrong!

Nightbomber
10-05-2016, 01:08
The pictures and footage of Doncaster 2016 in the cloud are ready. First emails containing the link to the forumers sent.:)

tikkifriend
10-05-2016, 02:09
Great one Neil , A thought any chance of tagging the group photo so people can put names to faces?

Lt. S.Kafloc
10-05-2016, 02:24
It was late when I added group photo. I'll put names on today.

Nightbomber
10-05-2016, 02:46
One of the merry pics of mine for you to enjoy:).
From left to right: Chris AKA Hedeby, Victorious Amy, John Biggles's daughter, Nightbomber, her victim.;)

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Lt. S.Kafloc
10-05-2016, 06:50
Names to faces added.


Great one Neil , A thought any chance of tagging the group photo so people can put names to faces?

tikkifriend
10-05-2016, 08:13
Ta Mate

Hedeby
10-05-2016, 11:50
:lol: I expected England to be rather cold in October, but was wrong!

Sunny Doncaster Andy - it never rains here, the sun always shines...

Teaticket
10-05-2016, 13:31
Thanks for the report Neil. I'm loving all the great reports and photos from everybody.

Nightbomber
10-05-2016, 14:36
Aces of the wars: Tim: WGF, Andy: WGS.;)

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Teaticket
10-05-2016, 15:18
:thumbsup::thumbsup:

gully_raker
10-05-2016, 17:22
Mine isn't! :guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns::guns:

:D Mine isnt either! Duck to avoid incoming Rep.:cheezy:

Stumptonian
10-05-2016, 20:13
The pictures and footage of Doncaster 2016 in the cloud are ready. First emails containing the link to the forumers sent.:)

Great pics, Andy. Thanks for sharing. Loved the videos especially.
:thumbsup:

Marechallannes
10-05-2016, 21:24
...

Three questions: who made the harbour, where does he live and when won't he be home? That is extremely impressive to say the least.

ROB
Sherwood Forest
Next Con

;)