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Hedeby
03-20-2021, 10:30
So, on the back of the current wave of prayers and optimism, it’s time to start pulling together the lists for Doncaster 2021. So please can you indicate in this thread whether you are planning to attend this year’s event (Covid & Boris permitting), as follows...

A. Definitely attending (notwithstanding restrictions etc.)
B. It’s a maybe from be, but I hope to be there.
C. It’s a definite No for me this year

Can you also indicate whether you are planning to run a game, or willing to run a game. ( and if so what sort... WW1, WW2, Tripods, Sails and BSG)

I know there have been comments here and there in other threads but pulling everything together here will allow us to start pulling the event together. We can then go out with requests on which games you would like to play)

Thank you chaps.

Baz
03-20-2021, 10:38
Hi

It’s a definite from me, room booked at Premier Inn, subject to Boris. I won’t be running a game as not experienced enough, but may bring a filler game as I tend to e it early from others and a bit of fun.

Flying Helmut
03-20-2021, 11:35
A

Definite from me, room booked etc.

Can run WGF, WGS, BSG but not the "ginger stepchild" - you know of what I speak!

camel crew
03-20-2021, 11:45
Put me down for an "A" . Room booked

Flying Helmut
03-20-2021, 12:33
Oh, and not tripe-pods neither! :p

David Manley
03-20-2021, 13:35
A - already booked

Barring any emergencies that may arise (as occasionally happens in my line of work)

Could put on a game of "Wings and Waves of War" if we are short

Guntruck
03-20-2021, 15:57
A definite yarp from me and my ground crew. Willing to put on an 'almost WW2' game - The Planes in Spain Fall Mainly Down in Flame. ;)

Hedeby
03-20-2021, 16:34
Excellent stuff chaps, we are on a roll

tikkifriend
03-21-2021, 09:01
Planes booked Check,
Hotel booked Check
Virus check checked if still applicable
Donnie here we come :guns:
Assuming EU peeps are allowed over without a quarentine.

Naharaht
03-22-2021, 04:29
Please put me down as B - a maybe at the moment. I want to attend, if circumstances will permit. I believe that there were some guidelines on how to score games. I have ideas for scenarios for games to put on but mot how to score them according to the official method, so they are comparable with other games at Doncaster.

Hedeby
03-22-2021, 05:49
Thanks David, we can agree scoring later in the day, I am just trying to build up a picture of how many folk we are likely to have and who would like to run a game (and if so what). Interested to hear what you had in mind

Dan-Sam
03-22-2021, 06:39
B

...and I can not tell you more in this moment :(

Hedeby
03-22-2021, 07:41
Appreciate that Dan...

tikkifriend
03-22-2021, 10:03
A definite yarp from me and my ground crew. Willing to put on an 'almost WW2' game - The Planes in Spain Fall Mainly Down in Flame. ;)

:lol:

mikeemagnus
03-22-2021, 11:19
Yep, a definite from me - Room booked and I can run WW1 game(s) - Bring it on :)

Hedeby
03-22-2021, 12:22
Thanks Mike.. got you pencilled in for a WW1 game, let me know scenario when you get time... No rush

Hedeby
03-22-2021, 16:25
So... now it’s illegal to go abroad, hope this isn’t the thin edge of wedge when it comes to not releasing lock down.

johnbiggles
03-23-2021, 04:30
Hi Chris, the Biggles clan intend to arrive in force as ever, I still have the Fw190A3/4s and assorted Spitfire VBs and IXs to protect the Dieppe invasion if needed.
(Still haven't got round to anything but the most basic of test runs)
Mrs B will doubtless be Sails oriented, I will fly as will WhisperingDeath(Amy) and Hannah.

Rebel
03-23-2021, 17:44
It's an 'A' for me and I still intend to run a WW2 game of a medium bomber sortie over Holland with a mixed bunch of Wellingtons and Blenheim's.
Do we have dates yet?

Marechallannes
03-23-2021, 22:50
c) - I have definitely to work this weekend... :dazed:

Dan-Sam
03-24-2021, 00:16
c) - I have definitely to work this weekend... :dazed:

So a good reason to organize at least a small group session in Prague (seeking the bright side).

Boney10
03-24-2021, 04:48
I should be there and can put on a Sails game with a few ships

Hedeby
03-24-2021, 08:32
Just a few ships? if you need any extra ones, you might try asking Tim, he never seems to use his ships.

tikkifriend
03-24-2021, 11:36
So... now itís illegal to go abroad, hope this isnít the thin edge of wedge when it comes to not releasing lock down.

Might bugger up our travel plans France -UK -Spain in September:mad::mad::mad:

But let wait for the final decision from Cus Boris

tikkifriend
03-24-2021, 11:37
So a good reason to organize at least a small group session in Prague (seeking the bright side).

So are you still going ahead with Prague Con Dan ? if so when.

Flying Helmut
03-24-2021, 11:56
Just a few ships? if you need any extra ones, you might try asking Tim, he never seems to use his ships.

Oh, you know what's coming, don't you?


Here it comes.....


Ready?



:smack:

Hedeby
03-24-2021, 12:42
ouch !

Aardvark1430
03-24-2021, 14:20
Make it an "A" for me ;) ....unless we still are not allowed to travel :hmm: ... or worse :eek:
cheers,
Guus :salute:

Hedeby
03-24-2021, 14:46
Good man Guus... fingers crossed

tikkifriend
03-25-2021, 09:20
Dont forget to smuggle some of that wonderful cheese over Guus................

mikeemagnus
03-25-2021, 10:06
let me know scenario when you get time... Shall do boss :)

Fingers crossed for you overseas based guys. Sorry you can't make it Sven. :(

Flying Helmut
03-25-2021, 10:52
Dont forget to smuggle some of that wonderful cheese over Guus................

...and Luft-Waffles!!!! LUFT-WAFFLES!!!! :eat::eat::eat:

tikkifriend
03-25-2021, 11:27
The prize joke of Donnie 2019 :lol: :lol:

Aardvark1430
03-25-2021, 12:52
The prize joke of Donnie 2019 :lol: :lol:

quite right, I always start grinning when I offer Luftwafflen to family and friends ;):sAprvd::clap:
Let's see what fun 2021 will bring :confused:;)
cheers,
Guus :salute:

mikeemagnus
03-26-2021, 04:11
Hey Guus, good to know you are hoping to get to Donnie 2021. A question please.

Is a Luft-Waffle anything like a Stroop Staffel? :)

Looking forward to meeting up again,

Groetjes

Mike

Aardvark1430
03-26-2021, 05:36
Hey Guus, good to know you are hoping to get to Donnie 2021. A question please.

Is a Luft-Waffle anything like a Stroop Staffel? :)

Looking forward to meeting up again,

Groetjes

Mike

Hi Mike,
:sAprvd::clap:
see you at Doncaster :pray::please:
cheers,
Guus :salute:

Woof
03-27-2021, 02:08
B gusting A from me. Need to get final approval from work and family but doesn't look like there will be any issues at the moment. If I can make it If happily run a WW2 BOB scenario, or Tripods if anyone is interested. Otherwise I'll just join in on whatever else is happening.

Hedeby
03-27-2021, 08:10
Thanks Mark, I’ll add you to the list. I’ll give it another week or so then start pulling together the agenda/play order etc.

Hedeby
03-31-2021, 03:36
Had a long chat with the lovely Tracey at the Air Museum this morning regarding September. As it stands ( and notwithstanding the fact that everything could change) looks like we are going to be fine with a few minor caveats. It is more than likely that the wearing of masks will still be mandatory (but then again the rules may relax), also we shouldn’t have an issue with numbers given that we tend to have around 30 in number, even allowing for a few extra we should still be ok. We will have to limit the number of players per table to comply with the 1m social distancing rules (again assuming they remain in place), so may be necessary to have more games with fewer players, but thankfully we have had a few new volunteers to run games.

So all in all, as things stand, it is all looking very promising. Just hope that cases continue to decline and that the rest of Europe can get themselves sorted so that our friends from the continent are able to join us, as it won’t be the same without them.

I will be in regular contact with the venue over the next few weeks/months and will update you all as soon as anything changes (hopefully any changes will be for the better)

So fingers crossed we will be back together soon.

Rebel
03-31-2021, 04:10
Had a long chat with the lovely Tracey at the Air Museum this morning regarding September. As it stands ( and notwithstanding the fact that everything could change) looks like we are going to be fine with a few minor caveats. It is more than likely that the wearing of masks will still be mandatory (but then again the rules may relax), also we shouldn’t have an issue with numbers given that we tend to have around 30 in number, even allowing for a few extra we should still be ok. We will have to limit the number of players per table to comply with the 1m social distancing rules (again assuming they remain in place), so may be necessary to have more games with fewer players, but thankfully we have had a few new volunteers to run games.

So all in all, as things stand, it is all looking very promising. Just hope that cases continue to decline and that the rest of Europe can get themselves sorted so that our friends from the continent are able to join us, as it won’t be the same without them.

I will be in regular contact with the venue over the next few weeks/months and will update you all as soon as anything changes (hopefully any changes will be for the better)

So fingers crossed we will be back together soon.

Plaudits to you for the hard work you continue to do for us lowly pilots. Happy to hear that things are looking good.:sAprvd::thumbsup::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::pint::salute::salute:

Aardvark1430
03-31-2021, 04:32
:please::pray:...:please::pray:
cheers,
Guus :salute:

Flying Helmut
03-31-2021, 04:35
Plaudits to you for the hard work you continue to do for us lowly pilots. Happy to hear that things are looking good.:sAprvd::thumbsup::clap::clap::clap::clap::clap::pint::salute::salute:

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ What he said! ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Cats Eyes
04-01-2021, 03:05
Please put me down as B - I would like to attend, if circumstances will permit but with the virus no one can tell for sure. Although I have high hopes ;)

Hedeby
04-01-2021, 03:10
Let’s hope Lex, it would be great to see you again.

mikeemagnus
04-01-2021, 03:20
Great Chris - thanks for the hard work. As you say - fingers crossed. A thought - if we do need to play more games, with fewer players at each, will we be allocated enough room space for that?

Aardvark1430
04-01-2021, 05:12
Ok, booked at the Premier Inn Doncaster Central East as usual :clap:
... arrival planned for Thursday (evening) Sept 16th ..., departing Sunday (afternoon) Sept 19th.
Really looking forward to meet up with everybody again and the fun we'll have :thumbsup::drinks:
cheers,
Guus :salute:

ps.
Will be carrying cheese and "Luftwafflen and/or Stroopstaffeln" :D

akrimpen
04-01-2021, 05:55
Hopefully I will make my debut this year, hiding in de luggage of Guus and Lex...

So that would make a: A/B entry, depending on Corona, Brexit and other such trifles...
A. Definitely attending (notwithstanding restrictions etc.)
B. It’s a maybe from be, but I hope to be there.

Regards,

Arjan

Flying Helmut
04-01-2021, 05:58
Hurrah!

Hope to see both yourself and Lex there.

EDIT: Hope to see 3 Flying Dutchmen! (that's PILOTS, Chris, not things with <<shudder>> SAILS....)

camel crew
04-01-2021, 06:21
looks like the Premier Inn is going to be busy that weekend :sAprvd: hopefully meet you all there

Aardvark1430
04-01-2021, 06:55
Looks like there'll be a Dutch Vic flying over Doncaster this year ... or maybe even a finger four ... :confused: ... well, you never can tell ...
Let's wait and see ;)
cheers,
Guus :salute:

Flying Officer Kyte
04-09-2021, 12:44
Thought I had already told you we were booked in, but could not find it, so an A from myself and Mrs K.

Rob.

Hedeby
04-10-2021, 04:29
No worries Rob, you are on the list.

Flying Officer Kyte
04-10-2021, 06:45
Thanks Chris.
Would you like me to put on my usual Sails game for Friday afternoon?
Rob.

Hedeby
04-10-2021, 08:45
That would be wonderful.. I might even have half a chance to play that one, I’m sure there is a sandbank somewhere with my name on it.

Flying Officer Kyte
04-11-2021, 00:23
This one is all sand Chris. You will have an infinity of choices! :slysmile:

Rob.

tikkifriend
04-14-2021, 11:15
Thanks Chris.
Would you like me to put on my usual Sails game for Friday afternoon?
Rob.

Along with Tim the cabin boy ;)
its only because he is denial that he refuses to play :slysmile:

tikkifriend
04-14-2021, 11:21
Seriously, if the UK Gov make France a red zone country we will not be abe to come. No chance of self isolating and Corvid tests at £100 a pop makes it a bridge too far for us :cry:

Flying Officer Kyte
04-14-2021, 12:09
Along with Tim the cabin boy ;)
its only because he is denial that he refuses to play :slysmile:

De nile is where I get all the sand for my North Africa games Paul. :takecover:
Rob.

Aardvark1430
04-14-2021, 12:09
Seriously, if the UK Gov make France a red zone country we will not be abe to come. No chance of self isolating and Corvid tests at £100 a pop makes it a bridge too far for us :cry:

I second that ...
cheers,
Guus :salute:

Flying Officer Kyte
04-14-2021, 12:21
We must pray that it does not come to that chaps.It would be awful not to see you again this year.
Rob.

mikeemagnus
04-14-2021, 13:02
And so say all of us :)

Hedeby
04-14-2021, 14:04
Couldn't agree more, lets just pray it doesn't come to that.

tikkifriend
04-15-2021, 09:02
De nile is where I get all the sand for my North Africa games Paul. :takecover:
Rob.

and here you are collecting it !!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bq7DGvfnr3U

Boney10
04-15-2021, 11:05
SWMBO and I are booked in for Friday and Saturday, hope to see you all then.
Shall I bring some ships or some airyplanes?

Hedeby
04-15-2021, 12:41
Bring a few boats, I think...

Flying Officer Kyte
04-15-2021, 14:34
Yes please!

Rob.

Aardvark1430
04-26-2021, 14:03
@ Chris / Hedeby,
any chance of a list (excel-sheet or some such thing) of people coming (or are intending to ...) available yet ?
... would be a "nice to have"
cheers,
Guus :salute:

Hedeby
04-26-2021, 14:27
I’ll sort it Guus.

Hedeby
04-28-2021, 13:32
So this is where we are at the moment - Covid and Boris permitting...

F.O.Kyte Rob
Dave Manley Dave
Flying Helmut Tim
Boney10 Chris
Maverick Simon
Baz Barrie
Mikeemagnus Mike
Camel Crew Iain
Hedeby Chris
Skafloc Neil
Rebel Reg
Tikkifriend Paul
Guntruck Steve
Naharat David
Baron Rolf Mark
Woof Mark
John Biggles John
Mrs. Biggles Ruth
Whispering Death Amy
Hannah Biggles Hannah
Dan-Sam Daniel
Aardvark1430 Guus
Cats Eyes Lex
Akrimpen Arjen

Obviously we have the ladies supporting us as well as usual

Hedeby
04-28-2021, 13:33
Has anyone heard anything from Andy (Hawkhurst) and Marian (Deadly M) - not heard anything from them for some time now....

Aardvark1430
04-28-2021, 13:48
Thanks Chris for the list of participants, easier than having to scroll through the thread :sAprvd:
cheers,
Guus :salute:

Flying Officer Kyte
04-28-2021, 14:12
Has anyone heard anything from Andy (Hawkhurst) and Marian (Deadly M) - not heard anything from them for some time now....
Andy visited the site on the 28th of March but did not post on that day.

Rob.

tikkifriend
04-29-2021, 10:09
Im sure you are all upto date with the situation by now re Deadly and her heart attack :(
She is recovering after what she decribes as the excellent work of our NHS staff.
Wishing her well and hopefully a meet up at Donnie 2021.

mikeemagnus
04-29-2021, 10:25
Wishing her well and hopefully a meet up at Donnie 2021. I'll drink to that :pint::pint: Back to full health soon I hope :)

tikkifriend
04-29-2021, 10:40
And her Deadly Aim :guns:

Boney10
04-29-2021, 11:50
Oh dear, I for one was not aware of this, here is wishing her a speedy recovery, also Andy is coping with the extra stress this must have caused, as has been said I hope we see both at Doncaster this year

Aardvark1430
04-29-2021, 12:26
wishing Marian a speedy and complete recovery soon, all the best to Andy, best to keep calm and carry on ...
Hope to see you both at Doncaster !
cheers,
Guus :salute:

Flying Officer Kyte
04-29-2021, 12:50
It would indeed be a sad loss if Marian was not recovered enough for us to see her at Doncaster.
Here is to a fulll and swift recovery.
Rob and Eileen.

Hedeby
04-30-2021, 12:35
Here here...

Naharaht
04-30-2021, 19:15
My besr wishes to Marian for a speedy recovery and to Andy and the family.

merlin45
05-01-2021, 12:50
Howdo

You can definitely count me in for Doncaster 2021. Would be prepared to run a WW2 aerial game.

Merlin45

Hedeby
05-02-2021, 00:14
Doug ! That is great news. Thank you.

David Manley
05-02-2021, 01:26
I've not been paying attention as deeply as I should have, wishing Marian a very speedy recovery.

hawkhurst
05-02-2021, 12:15
hi

Marian is recovering slowly but on track for a full recover after her Heart Attack on Easter Saturday.

we may be at Doncaster but currently have tickets transferred over from last year if the battle of Britain show goes ahead.

Hedeby
05-02-2021, 13:12
Will be great to see you both, so fingers crossed. Please pass on my regards to Marian

Flying Helmut
05-02-2021, 13:21
Good to hear that Marian's on the mend.
Best wishes to the both of you.

Aardvark1430
05-02-2021, 13:39
ditto what Tim said ...
cheers,
Guus :salute:

mikeemagnus
05-02-2021, 15:20
Yea, good news and speedy further recovery :)

Flying Officer Kyte
05-03-2021, 02:21
Odd to think that recovering from a heart attack is good news Andy, but with the Covid epedemic, it is the best news I could have got today.
Give Marian our best wishes.

Stay safe.
Rob and Eileen.

tikkifriend
05-04-2021, 11:03
Hey Andy you have the Ace of Aces award to defend this year so no slacking off :D
Seriously hope you and Deadly get to Donnie this year, It will be good to get all the guys and gals together for a week end of Wings .

tikkifriend
05-04-2021, 11:04
Oh and Sails and BSG :lol:

stevebarb
05-15-2021, 08:03
I'm going to try and make it on the Saturday - hope to see you then!

tikkifriend
05-15-2021, 08:15
I'm going to try and make it on the Saturday - hope to see you then!

Excellent The South Yorkshire Museum has announced its open to the public as of Monday 17th . Lets hope it can stay open till September and France drops off the Lurgy list. :sick:

tikkifriend
05-15-2021, 08:16
Hey Andy you have the Ace of Aces award to defend this year so no slacking off :D
Seriously hope you and Deadly get to Donnie this year, It will be good to get all the guys and gals together for a week end of Wings .

Mind so has Mike , and myself come to think of it :D

mikeemagnus
05-15-2021, 11:44
Here's to us all being able to get together again.
Excellent The South Yorkshire Museum has announced its open to the public as of Monday 17th . Lets hope it can stay open till September and France drops off the Lurgy list. :pint::pint::pint::pint::pint:

tikkifriend
05-19-2021, 09:44
It seems that the Boris is determined to stop all us Jonny foriegners from getting to Doncaster and boosting its economy with food, accom and drink. Wing co could you please have a word and get all us EU residents a pass so we can join the festivities in Sept:thumbsup:

Hedeby
05-19-2021, 12:28
I will, can you have a word with Macron to get his bloody act together and sort France out.

tikkifriend
05-20-2021, 09:09
France is getting up to speed with its vaccines. Cheese is good and the wine is fine :D
But I can see why the UK gov might want to promote Staycations to boost the economy by making it difficult to retun to Britain if you ventured to foreign parts.

David Manley
05-20-2021, 11:12
France needs to be green by August, my daughter has a trip planned :D

tikkifriend
05-22-2021, 07:16
Well here's hoping.
At least all her Covid tests are free to tourist, unlike a certain country whose politicians have shares in labs doing £160 tests :sick:

Rabbit 3
06-01-2021, 03:35
Been thinking that, with changes in work circumstances (I`m now officially a semi-retired OAP) I might be able to make it down to Doncaster this year provided we don`t get another lockdown. Just so long as I don`t get asked for my Scottish passport at Berwick.:smack:

tikkifriend
06-01-2021, 03:42
Sounds like a good plan

Rabbit 3
06-01-2021, 03:57
If the dates are still 17th, 18th and 19th September then things should be OK. There is another event I`m already provisionally booked for for the 10th to 12th which might happen if Doncaster is.
Should I get hotel bookings sorted now or should I wait for a bit?

tikkifriend
06-01-2021, 04:02
Book now, you can always cancel if things change in late September

Flying Officer Kyte
06-01-2021, 11:51
It would be great to finally meet my Scottish Squadron Leader Robert and take a wee dram with him.

Rob.

SethLewis
06-01-2021, 13:43
I'm currently in negotiations with the family (I may have to do a few diplomatic missions to Alderaan where many Bothans may die however) to try and make it up there in September - Probably looking at the 18th as the best date for us all! My wife and daughter are definitely NOT into table-top gaming of any description but we're looking at 'things to do' for them while they're there... Whilst ol' dad gets to move miniature planes and/or tripods around a tabletop for a few hours!

So at this stage "I'm a 'B' " - Wasn't that a Beatles song?... Oh right, 'Let it be'!

So hopefully I may just get to meet some of you!

Flying Officer Kyte
06-01-2021, 23:39
Hopefully you will be able to join us Seth. The Swimbos usually find something to do as a group. There is a big shopping area witin walking distance of the hotel. They have also made days out for a hiastorical trip at York and more shopping therapy at Sheffield MeadowHall previously.

Rob.

camel crew
06-02-2021, 02:13
will be good to meet you Seth

mikeemagnus
06-02-2021, 05:39
Yea Seth - Hope you can make it. There's an outside chance Yon (Mrs Mikeemagnus) will also be there and she is definitely not a table top gamer (Although she was persuaded to play one time, and won :) ).

Flying Helmut
06-02-2021, 06:34
Here's hoping to meet both Robert and Seth at Donnie.

Hedeby
06-02-2021, 10:12
Here’s hoping... Would be great to see some new faces ( well ANY faces would be a bonus after the past year and a bit)

tikkifriend
06-05-2021, 07:55
Time to organise a secret route to get all us EU members into the UK without having to quarentine for 10 days :D

Guntruck
06-05-2021, 08:08
Time to organise a secret route to get all us EU members into the UK without having to quarentine for 10 days :D

Vive L'Empereur!

https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=302458&d=1622905623

tikkifriend
06-05-2021, 09:08
Don't forget the Zeppelins for our central European Family :D

Flying Helmut
06-05-2021, 10:00
There's nothing secret about a Zeppelin!

<BIG!!!>

SethLewis
06-06-2021, 07:42
Greetings! Just to give you a quick update... It's looking increasingly likely I'll be able to make it on the 18th! (Though erring on the side of caution, I'd still say 'I'm a B')

Is there anything I need to bring? All being well I'll have quite a healthy selection of Plane packs (though still quite the starter force by most standards) by then so I can load up with anything people recommend.

Any suggestions - for both on and off table - would be most welcome, I'd appreciate any tips! :thumbsup:

Fly safe... And keep that tea warm!

Spad VII
06-06-2021, 08:14
Vive L'Empereur!

https://www.wingsofwar.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=302458&d=1622905623

;););)

tikkifriend
06-06-2021, 09:39
There's nothing secret about a Zeppelin!

<BIG!!!>

Not if they are using the cloaking device from BSG. :lol:

Hedeby
06-06-2021, 10:16
Bring whatever you like Seth, those running the games will probably be providing what is needed, but you can never have too many planes...

tikkifriend
06-06-2021, 10:18
Not if they are using the cloaking device from BSG. :lol:

All of Andreas games are interchangable :D :D

SethLewis
06-07-2021, 01:37
Bring whatever you like Seth, those running the games will probably be providing what is needed, but you can never have too many planes...

Thank you! That's good to know... Even this early into the games (admittedly not against any human oppoents... yet) I'm really liking how the Camel flies ... and being a stoic british stiff upper-lip type, what-what... I'll bring the duo that I have at least.

Though a lot could happen between now and September so you never know, I may be a fan of the Central Powers!

Hedeby
06-07-2021, 11:18
You need to try 2 seaters.... great fun.

SethLewis
06-07-2021, 14:31
You need to try 2 seaters.... great fun.

Already have one, the D.H.4... :guns: I plan on taking it out on it's maiden flight very soon. I plan to get a Bristol & a Breguet (no suprises there) but... SHOCK HORROR!... I have a Ufag C.I. and a Rumpler C.IV in the post as of today! :minis:

I can't seem to get anyone of my gaming group interested in 'Wings' at the moment so it looks like I'm stuck playing solo for the forseeable future - But if I leave it out on the table a couple of times, it may just stir up some interest. :hmm:

Baz
06-17-2021, 07:00
You need to try 2 seaters.... great fun.

Think I am going to have to pull out as havevjust received date for knee replacement surgery on 2 nd September, sorry

Baz

tikkifriend
06-17-2021, 08:33
Sorry to hear that, but good news for you :D

mikeemagnus
06-17-2021, 09:27
You need to try 2 seaters.... great fun. Have to point out Seth, that Chris is renowned for liking his Bristols :)


havevjust received date for knee replacement surgery on 2 nd September, Sorry not to be meeting you this time around Baz, but good news about your knee replacement. Get your life back that will :)

Hedeby
06-17-2021, 10:15
Obviously something you kneeded doing...

Flying Helmut
06-18-2021, 05:47
If the (knee) cap fits, wear it!

Baz
06-18-2021, 10:04
Sorry not to be meeting you this time around Baz, but good news about your knee replacement. Get your life back that will :)

Does mean that Entoyment fight club is on though so will meet some of you there

Baz

Guntruck
06-19-2021, 04:01
Have to point out Seth, that Chris is renowned for liking his Bristols :)

Happiness is big Bristols, so my Blenheim T-shirt says....:D

Hedeby
07-05-2021, 11:03
So.... indoor limits gone, 1m and 2m distancing gone, compulsory masks gone. All good news for Doncaster event. Just need to sort out European travel so our good friends from over the channel can join us. I will ring the venue tomorrow and double check everything.

mikeemagnus
07-05-2021, 13:56
Looking good Chris. Roll on and fingers crossed :)


Does mean that Entoyment fight club is on though so will meet some of you there missed that earlier Baz. Good to know. look forward to meeting at FC then :thumbsup:

Aardvark1430
07-05-2021, 14:23
:);):D:clap::drinks:
Dutch vic (Lex, Arjan and myself) is completely vaccinated :sAprvd:

cheers,
Guus :salute:

tikkifriend
07-05-2021, 14:36
:);):D:clap::drinks:
Dutch vic (Lex, Arjan and myself) is completely vaccinated :sAprvd:

cheers,
Guus :salute:

Myself and wingperson Mary are too

Flying Officer Kyte
07-06-2021, 03:59
I do hope we'll meet again. Do hope Donny, there and again, and I'm sure it will seem like a sunny day.
With apologies to Dame Vera Lynn. Could have a right old knees up!:takecover:
Kyte.

Flying Helmut
07-06-2021, 05:30
Great news on the Vaccine Front!

Now lets hope everyone gets their Border Papers in order...

tikkifriend
07-06-2021, 06:33
If Bozo sticks to his word and allows amber counries entry/return without quarentine its go go go for us as we have had the Astra Oxford version :clap:

Guntruck
07-06-2021, 06:58
Great news on the Vaccine Front!

Now lets hope everyone gets their Border Papers in order...

Blimey, we need a passport to get into Yorkshire now?


If Bozo sticks to his word and allows amber counries entry/return without quarentine its go go go for us as we have had the Astra Oxford version :clap:

Bozo??? How dare you denigrate our fine, upstanding leader with insulting terms such as that. Pistols at dawn, sir! :guns:

Hedeby
07-06-2021, 07:16
Spoke to the lovely Tracey at the Air Museum, and it’s all go, no limits on numbers, no need for masks and we don’t have to have the table limit numbers that I thought we might.

Although she does ask that we all keep our kit on and tackle away as they had to catch and remove a streaker yesterday, he/she was running around in lingerie, tackle out and with a furry butt plug in, filming the whole thing with a selfie stick. (I’m sure there is a joke in there concerning Bristols somewhere, lol)

Guntruck
07-06-2021, 07:27
Good news on the green light.

When does your case come up Chris?

tikkifriend
07-06-2021, 07:43
Blimey, we need a passport to get into Yorkshire now?



Bozo??? How dare you denigrate our fine, upstanding leader with insulting terms such as that. Pistols at dawn, sir! :guns:

Ok Sunday 9.00 kippers at 10 paces inthe Brewers.
Choose your seconds, and thats not black pudding or sausages :D

Hedeby
07-06-2021, 09:09
Good news on the green light.

When does your case come up Chris?

Lol..

Flying Officer Kyte
07-06-2021, 12:06
Good news sir.
I can now expand, (my game that is,) to fill the space available. Good job I had a contingency plan!;)

Rob.

mikeemagnus
07-06-2021, 15:00
Blooming Excellent :) :pint::pint::pint::pint::pint::pint::pint: Here's to seeing everyone again, without masks :) Good luck to all you overseas guys. Really hope those words that Paul referred to are honoured. See you all in the Brewers then ;)

Diamondback
07-06-2021, 21:04
Can't make it, but from across The Pond wishing you guys one that sets a strong restart!

Someday, if travel ever becomes a tolerable experience again...

Flying Officer Kyte
07-07-2021, 03:54
We would be most delighted to have you visit DB.
Rob.

Hedeby
07-09-2021, 00:54
I’ll second that

mikeemagnus
07-09-2021, 11:04
Uh oh. There's now a growing possibility that I may not be able to make Donnie after all :( I have informed Chris already and I won't know for certain for a while yet but if I can't then Chris has the WWI game covered - many thanks Chris. It's a family thing and would involve our going to Canada. The dates just happen to coincide with our September dates. Have to say, I shall be overjoyed to meet my grandson for the first time and to celebrate my son's 40th with him (20th September) and the rest of the family. But by the same token I shall really miss attending Donnie :(
Canada seems to be opening its borders to double vaccinated folk from September 1st and the UK has announced that those returning from countries on the amber list, currently including Canada, will not need to isolate. But who knows what changes might occur between now and then. Hence the clash.
Ah well, C'est la vie huh. There's always next year.

Mike

Guntruck
07-09-2021, 11:36
Canada or Doncaster, tough choice - not! Enjoy Canada and meeting your kids. I'll ask Uncle Boris not to stuff things up for you. ;)

mikeemagnus
07-09-2021, 11:46
Hahahaha Thanks Steve. Nice to know that you are in touch with all the right people :)

Flying Helmut
07-09-2021, 12:35
If Steve really is advising BoJo, that could explain a great deal...:erk:

Flying Officer Kyte
07-09-2021, 14:16
Did not look like such a great deal from where I am sitting. My plane's on fire again.
Kyte.

Woof
07-10-2021, 00:37
Upgrade me to an A, leave pass confirmed and hotel booked. Looking forward to it!

Hedeby
07-10-2021, 11:28
Get in Mark, that’s great news.

tikkifriend
07-11-2021, 03:53
Uh oh. There's now a growing possibility that I may not be able to make Donnie after all :( I have informed Chris already and I won't know for certain for a while yet but if I can't then Chris has the WWI game covered - many thanks Chris. It's a family thing and would involve our going to Canada. The dates just happen to coincide with our September dates. Have to say, I shall be overjoyed to meet my grandson for the first time and to celebrate my son's 40th with him (20th September) and the rest of the family. But by the same token I shall really miss attending Donnie :(
Canada seems to be opening its borders to double vaccinated folk from September 1st and the UK has announced that those returning from countries on the amber list, currently including Canada, will not need to isolate. But who knows what changes might occur between now and then. Hence the clash.
Ah well, C'est la vie huh. There's always next year.

Mike

20 Sept my lads birthday too :clap: but he is 42 this year :D

Angiolillo
07-25-2021, 13:04
B and crossing finger

Dream would be to carry a few Roman friends as Idid last time I joined Wings of Prague.

Diamondback
07-25-2021, 13:08
B and crossing finger

Dream would be to carry a few Roman friends as Idid last time I joined Wings of Prague.

Long time no see, A.A.! Any headway with getting things into the pipe that you can share? I know comms between me and you guys have been quiet for a while, and it sounds like boardgames are the focus right now while waiting for supply lines to resettle...

Flying Helmut
07-25-2021, 13:09
B and crossing finger

Dream would be to carry a few Roman friends as Idid last time I joined Wings of Prague.

That would be excellent!
Crossing fingers, crossing legs, crossing eyes.....;)

Hedeby
07-25-2021, 14:32
CROSSING everything !!!!! THAT WOULD BE AMAZING

Angiolillo
07-26-2021, 06:07
B and crossing finger

Dream would be to carry a few Roman friends as Idid last time I joined Wings of Prague.

HmmmÖ I am fully vaccinated but Covid-19 (and probably a Brexit that make procedures harder for UK) seems to make things pretty hard. A mix of isolation, a series of £210 tests and such are pretty complicated for a weekend there. Letís see how the situation evolves in the next two months.

tikkifriend
07-26-2021, 09:51
Simiar situation for me to Andrea, Got the Carte Sante but it seems that the UK does not want any French to enter Britain without Isolation!!!

Angiolillo
07-26-2021, 10:06
I could bring a few solitaire scenarios for isolated players like sottotenente Martino Aichner vs. HMS Bedouin. But it would not be so fun after all. :(
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tikkifriend
07-26-2021, 10:50
Oh joyous

Hedeby
07-27-2021, 05:36
Latest news is that ITALY and GERMANY look like they are are going on the green list....

tikkifriend
07-27-2021, 05:53
Is that the Green plus list or just Green :D

Hedeby
07-27-2021, 06:00
Simiar situation for me to Andrea, Got the Carte Sante but it seems that the UK does not want any French to enter Britain without Isolation!!!

We did that in 1066... didn’t end well

Dan-Sam
07-28-2021, 00:12
Latest news is that ITALY and GERMANY look like they are are going on the green list....

Chris, please, is it possible to share a link where I can follow UK's restrictions?

Guntruck
07-28-2021, 05:15
Dan, this may help:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england?step-by-step-nav=8c0c7b83-5e0b-4bed-9121-1c394e2f96f3

Not looking good for you chaps on the amber list at the moment, unless you want an extended stay in our glorious country. It might be worth signing up to their email notifications.

Hedeby
07-28-2021, 05:29
Let’s hope we see some major changes on August 16th as the current Amber rules affect France, Netherlands and Czech Republic...
Let’s hope more countries follow Italy into green...

Flying Helmut
07-28-2021, 05:46
News this morning - Parliament to debate dropping the Isolation requirement for double-vaccinated visitors coming from the USA and the EU...

"Debate" only, thus far, but if it comes down on the "yes, we approve" side...:pray:

Hedeby
07-28-2021, 06:47
Rules have changed again as of a few minutes ago....and for us it’s a positive change this time... from 4th August fully vaccinated travellers from the USA and (amber) EU countries will NOT have to isolate on arrival, so that’s Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany and Italy all clear to visit, just need the French to shift their behinds out of Amber+ and we can potentially have everyone able to make it....

tikkifriend
07-28-2021, 08:00
Dan, this may help:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/red-amber-and-green-list-rules-for-entering-england?step-by-step-nav=8c0c7b83-5e0b-4bed-9121-1c394e2f96f3

Not looking good for you chaps on the amber list at the moment, unless you want an extended stay in our glorious country. It might be worth signing up to their email notifications.

Any chance of hacking into the site and making everyone Green :lol:

tikkifriend
07-28-2021, 08:12
Rules have changed again as of a few minutes ago....and for us it’s a positive change this time... from 4th August fully vaccinated travellers from the USA and (amber) EU countries will NOT have to isolate on arrival, so that’s Netherlands, Czech Republic, Germany and Italy all clear to visit, just need the French to shift their behinds out of Amber+ and we can potentially have everyone able to make it....

I will say this only once... The UK Gov invented the Amber + not ze French,
https://youtu.be/QSo0duY7-9s

Hedeby
07-28-2021, 11:56
lol... busted

Flying Officer Kyte
07-29-2021, 02:35
That is very good news for most of us then.
Paul and Mary, I will keep canvasing the PM, after all you are British subjects!
Failing that we will get the lads to smuggle you in in the Bombay of a Lanc. Promise not to fly over any Dams on the way!

Kyte.

camel crew
07-29-2021, 03:30
Bombay :confused: that's a long way to come for a week end ;):lol::lol:

tikkifriend
07-29-2021, 08:34
That is very good news for most of us then.
Paul and Mary, I will keep canvasing the PM, after all you are British subjects!
Failing that we will get the lads to smuggle you in in the Bombay of a Lanc. Promise not to fly over any Dams on the way!

Kyte.

Everything crossed for the moment, but our hopes have been dashed before .Still with the same surname as Bozo we might claim diplomatic impunity.

Hedeby
07-29-2021, 12:49
So looks like the whole reason behind France being plague central is down to Reunion Island... that’s it.... madness.
However there is going to be another review next week and the view seems to be that France will be downgraded... so here’s hoping...

tikkifriend
07-29-2021, 12:53
Thats it Guadaloup, Martinique , Reunion and all the Dom toms are high risk , but mainland France not a problem, its like equating the Faulklands to the mainland UK :D

Hedeby
07-29-2021, 13:11
Exactly... absolutely crazy to block France because of three tiny island thousands of miles away.

Hedeby
08-04-2021, 11:12
So... looks like France is coming off stupid amber plus, meaning no isolation requirements... looking better for you Paul

tikkifriend
08-04-2021, 11:43
So... looks like France is coming off stupid amber plus, meaning no isolation requirements... looking better for you Paul

Putan de merde I certainly hope so.

Hedeby
08-04-2021, 14:06
Its OFFICIAL... France OFF the quarantine list as of 5 minutes ago...

Guntruck
08-04-2021, 23:08
Its OFFICIAL... France OFF the quarantine list as of 5 minutes ago...

Mon Dieu! Apres moi le deluge, as Del-Boy would say :thumbsup:

tikkifriend
08-05-2021, 00:20
Its only for the next 3 weeks but fingers crossed they will continue till September 20th.

Aardvark1430
09-06-2021, 03:26
alas gents,
we have not succeeded in finding a way round the UK government rules re covid-19 and visitors from abroad.
Although coming from an amber country and being fully vaccinated we still need to take a PCR test on day two of our stay in the UK. Test needs to be done by a government approved institute, not being the NHS, at a considerable cost. Test need to be planned and payed for before entering the UK.
We have found it impossible to find a way to do this, Not even with the "assistance" of the UK Embassy in the Netherlands (just go to gov.co.uk and after some clicks you'll find the answer ...) or the ferry operator (same answer as given by the Embassy).
So, in short ... the Dutch vic has aborted the mission.
Wishing you all a lot of fun and we'll see you all in 2022, we hope ...

cheers,
Guus :salute:

akrimpen
09-06-2021, 03:57
Sad, no 'Engelandvaarders' this year... :surrender:

Flying Officer Kyte
09-06-2021, 04:05
I am really sorry to hear this news Guus.
I always enjoy your company at our Event.
See you all next year one way or another I hope.
Well done on the F1 result yesterday.

Rob.

tikkifriend
09-06-2021, 05:20
Its an all UK event then this year :(

Flying Helmut
09-06-2021, 05:33
alas gents,
we have not succeeded in finding a way round the UK government rules re covid-19 and visitors from abroad.
Although coming from an amber country and being fully vaccinated we still need to take a PCR test on day two of our stay in the UK. Test needs to be done by a government approved institute, not being the NHS, at a considerable cost. Test need to be planned and payed for before entering the UK.
We have found it impossible to find a way to do this, Not even with the "assistance" of the UK Embassy in the Netherlands (just go to gov.co.uk and after some clicks you'll find the answer ...) or the ferry operator (same answer as given by the Embassy).
So, in short ... the Dutch vic has aborted the mission.
Wishing you all a lot of fun and we'll see you all in 2022, we hope ...

cheers,
Guus :salute:

Really sorry to read this, Guus.
It's always been great meeting like-minded players from other countries at these events.

I've had similar problems to yours when looking into a possible Prague visit this year; looks like we'll all just have to wait and see what next year brings.

In the meantime, here's hoping all our Dutch Wing comrades keep safe and well.

Hogey62
09-06-2021, 06:09
Hello,
after conferencing with the dutch formation, there are to many question marks left for me, too.
So I have to cancel my plans as well.
But I hope to see you all in Prague next spring.

Cheers and horrido,
Thomas

Rebel
09-06-2021, 09:11
alas gents,
we have not succeeded in finding a way round the UK government rules re covid-19 and visitors from abroad.
Although coming from an amber country and being fully vaccinated we still need to take a PCR test on day two of our stay in the UK. Test needs to be done by a government approved institute, not being the NHS, at a considerable cost. Test need to be planned and payed for before entering the UK.
We have found it impossible to find a way to do this, Not even with the "assistance" of the UK Embassy in the Netherlands (just go to gov.co.uk and after some clicks you'll find the answer ...) or the ferry operator (same answer as given by the Embassy).
So, in short ... the Dutch vic has aborted the mission.
Wishing you all a lot of fun and we'll see you all in 2022, we hope ...

cheers,
Guus :salute:

So sorry to see that you can not make it this year Guus. I always enjoy your company and will certainly miss the Dutch Squadron. See you in 2022.:brickwal::salute::salute:

Hedeby
09-06-2021, 09:59
Thanks Boris !!!
Absolutely gutted Guus. It will be the first time we will find ourselves without any of our European friends. It’s a crying shame, but I totally understand.

Guntruck
09-06-2021, 10:28
Shame about that Guus. Not going to be the same without our Euro contingent.

mikeemagnus
09-06-2021, 13:12
Sorry te horen dat het zo moeilijk is en dat jullie niet kunnen komen. Wij zullen jullie missen. :( Tot volgend jaar :thumbsup: Mike :pint::pint::pint::pint::pint:

Yep
Thanks Boris !!!

Naharaht
09-07-2021, 02:38
I am coming to the Doncaster Con.

I have booked a hotel room in Doncaster for the nights of Friday 17th September and Saturday 18th September. I could not obtain one at the Premier Inn because it is full on those dates but I have booked at the Grand St Leger Hotel, which is not too far away.

Is there anything, which you would like me to bring in terms of equipment, please?

David Manley
09-07-2021, 05:08
We have found it impossible to find a way to do this, ........

A bit late I'm afraid but its not actually that difficult. I had to arrange this whilst I was in the US last week and it wasn't a problem

https://www.find-travel-test-provider.service.gov.uk/test-type/amber

Hedeby
09-07-2021, 05:30
A subject I am always loathe to mention is one of cost.
At all of our previous events we have asked for £10 per person for the event (although we have waived that fee for those travelling from foreign climes). It was my intention to do the same this year. However with the possibility of a slight reduction in U.K. numbers this year it may be that we need to ask a little more (and by a little, I mean £2 or £3 extra). There are still a number of people who might be attending in addition to those I have had responses from, which might offset some of this. What with the uncertainty of actually having any sort of event at all we have not managed to hold the usual raffles and prize draws which have helped raise funds to offset some of the cost. I hope everyone understands...

Thank you

David Manley
09-07-2021, 05:49
Are we doing the prize table? I have one or two items I can donate if we are

Flying Officer Kyte
09-07-2021, 06:00
I have a few prizes which I am going to chip in although some may be second hand!

Rob.

Flying Helmut
09-07-2021, 06:01
Are we doing the prize table? I have one or two items I can donate if we are

I was planning on bringing some stuff, too.

Flying Officer Kyte
09-07-2021, 06:02
A bit late I'm afraid but its not actually that difficult. I had to arrange this whilst I was in the US last week and it wasn't a problem

https://www.find-travel-test-provider.service.gov.uk/test-type/amber

That may prove useful in the future even if not for next weekend.
Thanks Dave.
Rob.

Hedeby
09-07-2021, 06:02
We are, and I have a few as well (as well as several items from 2019)

Guntruck
09-07-2021, 06:08
A subject I am always loathe to mention is one of cost.
At all of our previous events we have asked for £10 per person for the event (although we have waived that fee for those travelling from foreign climes). It was my intention to do the same this year. However with the possibility of a slight reduction in U.K. numbers this year it may be that we need to ask a little more (and by a little, I mean £2 or £3 extra). There are still a number of people who might be attending in addition to those I have had responses from, which might offset some of this. What with the uncertainty of actually having any sort of event at all we have not managed to hold the usual raffles and prize draws which have helped raise funds to offset some of the cost. I hope everyone understands...

Thank you

Outrageous! Looks like Mrs G will be walking the streets on Saturday then ;)

Flying Helmut
09-07-2021, 06:15
Outrageous! Looks like Mrs G will be walking the streets on Saturday then ;)

Get her a room at the Camponile, then (ask Paul) ;)

camel crew
09-07-2021, 06:44
so you've got sixpence :D:lol::lol:

Cats Eyes
09-07-2021, 07:45
I am really sorry to hear this news Guus.
I always enjoy your company at our Event.
See you all next year one way or another I hope.
Well done on the F1 result yesterday.

Rob.

We enjoyed the convention each year, nice games and good company.
Next year it will all be different and the nice games and good company will be enjoyed again. Looking forward to Doncaster 2022.
First Dutch win at Zandvoort ever, nice

Flying Officer Kyte
09-07-2021, 08:39
Hi Lex,
Strange to say the very last time I went to an F1 race, I was taken by my Dutch cousin to Zandvoort. It transpired that it was the last race there until this year which we did not know at the time. Hope to see you all again soon. Your lad looks as if he is destined for greatness, if he don't get asphyxiated by all the orange smoke first!
Rob.

Hedeby
09-11-2021, 00:29
Has anyone got contact details for Andy (Hawkhurst) and Marian (Deadly M), wondered how Marian was and whether or not they can make it this year?

Hedeby
09-11-2021, 12:39
Just a heads up for those staying the Friday night, might be a good idea to book a table if you are wanting to eat at The Cheswold, however there are a few more options than in 2019, including a TGI Fridays, a Brazilian Steak House (Estabulo),(not cheap but all you can eat with 15 types of meat on offer... I managed to get through most of them last week), a Tapas place, Nando’s, Frankie & Benny’s and an Urban Fresh Burger (also Taco Bell and a Dunkin Donuts). Table(s) booked from 7:30 on the Saturday night.

Flying Helmut
09-12-2021, 05:24
Mmm - might have to give that multi-meat place a try...:eat:

Guntruck
09-12-2021, 05:55
Mmm - might have to give that multi-meat place a try...:eat:

Already booked :thumbsup: Haven't had a Brazilian for a long time (fnah, fnah). :D

Edit: S'pose I should have asked if anyone else wants to try it and booked a bigger table....

Hedeby
09-12-2021, 06:15
Double checked Saturday night booking... all good to go from 7:30pm

Lt. S.Kafloc
09-13-2021, 10:41
Have a great weekend, the plan is now to join you all on Sunday morning hopefully before the Ace of Aces kicks off. Sean and I are aiming to be there by 09.30 latest.

Neil

tikkifriend
09-13-2021, 11:09
Already booked Haven't had a Brazilian for a long time (fnah, fnah).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36GfaI0_B8E

tikkifriend
09-13-2021, 16:03
Get her a room at the Camponile, then (ask Paul) ;)

:lol: I wonder if it still is a knocking shop. Answers on a postcard to.........

Naharaht
09-14-2021, 04:57
Do you want us all to take a Lateral Flow Covid test before attending?

Hedeby
09-14-2021, 05:44
NOT REQUIRED DAVID... I assume the vast majority of us are double jabbed. Its certainly not a requirement of the venue.

Flying Officer Kyte
09-14-2021, 06:57
Oh good. I can leave my sample bottle at home then!
Kyte.

Guntruck
09-14-2021, 07:02
Oh good. I can leave my sample bottle at home then!
Kyte.

So you won't be taking the p**s then. ;)

Flying Officer Kyte
09-14-2021, 07:04
No more than usual Squadron Leader.
Kyte.