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Thread: DONCASTER 2024 THE TENTH ANNIVERSARY

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    So after a great 2023 event, thoughts turn to 2024 and our tenth anniversary...
    I hope to be able to confirm the dates in the next day or so. Taking on board feedback, especially from our European colleagues, I will try to book dates at the end of September rather than the start.

    Once confirmed, we can start looking at how we can make next year the best ever....

    The ‘bring & buy’ seemed to be a big hit so we’ll definitely repeat that. Also hoping to renew the advertising deal with ARES which will ensure a plentiful supply of prizes.

    Any ideas and/or suggestions gratefully received....

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    We will have to think of a really spectacular disease that we can all come down with next year
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Maybe we can import something with the LL candidate ?!

    Sapiens qui vigilat... "He is wise who watches"

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    I can add plans that we have for Prague geathering, maybe they can inspire you:

    • Wings of War Vintage: There will be 20th anniversary of the very first release of WoW: Famous Aces next year, so we want to bring this old fashioned experience back on the table. No mat, no minis, cards only (maybe the first possibility to play with promo or booster pack cards? We'll see...
    • Memorable Missions: There were more than 125 missions during past years and we plan bring two or three back. There will be a poll to vote the chosen ones. My personal favourite one are from TataMichal and Thunderbolt (both PL), but we'll see which one would be the top.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    [LIST][*]Wings of War Vintage: There will be 20th anniversary of the very first release of WoW: Famous Aces next year, so we want to bring this old fashioned experience back on the table. No mat, no minis, cards only (maybe the first possibility to play with promo or booster pack cards? We'll see...
    Awwww!

    I was planning to do that @ Prague!

    Oh, well - I'll try to think of something else instead.
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Awwww!

    I was planning to do that @ Prague!

    Oh, well - I'll try to think of something else instead.
    There is not a GM for this mission yet. If you are raising a hand as a volunteer...

    PS: I guess there could be some support from mighty Andrea for this cunning plan. And from Kubajs's wife who is famous for her "It was such a nice and compact game when it was just a card game..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan-Sam View Post
    There is not a GM for this mission yet. If you are raising a hand as a volunteer...

    PS: I guess there could be some support from mighty Andrea for this cunning plan. And from Kubajs's wife who is famous for her "It was such a nice and compact game when it was just a card game..."
    Yes, happy to volunteer as GM!

    I could bring along some booster packs too...
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Promoted to Prague '24 GM, thank you for your service, sir

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    SO I HAVE BOOKED THE SOUTH YORKSHIRE AIR MUSEUM VENUE FOR NEXT YEAR
    I know I can't please everyone, and which ever dates are selected will cause a problem for someone, so apologies if that happens to be you.
    Given that, the dates are as follows;

    Friday 27th, Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th September 2024

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Thanks, WingCo!

    Now I can bug Work about getting time off...
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    That'll do for me. Can't book the Premier Inn yet though.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    So the list begins:

    Chris (Hedeby)
    Steve (Guntruck) (and Jill)
    Rob (Kyte)
    Eileen (Mrs Kyte)
    Dave Manley
    Mike (Mikeemagnus) (and Yon)
    Mark (Baron Rolf)
    Neil (Lt. S. Kafloc) (and Karen)
    Paul (Tikkifriend) (and Mary)
    Mark (Woof)
    John (Biggles)
    Ruth (Biggles)
    Hannah (Biggles)
    Amy (Biggles)
    Gary (Mcdorf)
    Lex (Cats Eyes)
    Tim (Flying Helmut)
    Maverick (Simon)
    BooHoo Hamster (Andrew)
    Fabzan (Fabio)
    CptIronsight (Andrew)
    Angiolillo (Andrea)
    Magnoan (Andrea)
    Teaticket (Pete)
    Camel Crew (Iain)
    Hawkhurst (Andy)
    Deadly M (Marian)

    We have a load of Maybe's and a few definitely maybe's as well and a Lend Lease.
    Hoping for about 40 of us this year. Anyone else who has made a decision (either way) please let me know on here.
    Last edited by Hedeby; 05-04-2024 at 04:05.

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    You can add myself and Mrs K to the list Chris.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    We will have to think of a really spectacular disease that we can all come down with next year
    The one I have at the moment is quite spectacular enough for me Squadron Leader. The quack now has me flying on antibiotics for it and no G&t for a week, til the course is finished.
    Kyte.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Want me to drop in to see my chums at Porton Down to see if they have anything they could give me to bring along? (btw - JOKE in case anyone from Porton is reading )

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    I should be good for that weekend Unless I'm at sea, which is a low probability but not zero - we have some trials happening in September 24)

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Manley View Post
    ................we have some trials happening in September 24)
    No need to wait that long....

    GUILTY AS CHARGED!

    Take Him Down!

    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    The one I have at the moment is quite spectacular enough for me Squadron Leader. The quack now has me flying on antibiotics for it and no G&t for a week, til the course is finished.
    Kyte.
    Still not got shot of my dose of whatever was given out at Donnie. Going to Colours didn't help as I was worse on Sunday than I was before going.
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Yon and I shall be there - Doncaster that is And we are planning on making our first trip to Prague as well. Shall have to look at both in October though, as we are off to Canada next Tuesday for three weeks or less, so really haven't the time to do much before that.

    Tim - that
    GUILTY AS CHARGED!

    Take Him Down!
    is yet another one for which this time it's your turn -

    Perhaps someone, somewhere, (not mentioning any names, Tim) has info on where we should look to book in advance for Prague - in terms of accommodation, plus the low down on venues etc That would be a great help

    and no G&t for a week, til the course is finished.
    Kyte.
    That's a bit harsh, Air Vice Marshall (retired); better get better quickly then.
    Last edited by mikeemagnus; 09-12-2023 at 12:16.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Officer Kyte View Post
    The one I have at the moment is quite spectacular enough for me Squadron Leader. The quack now has me flying on antibiotics for it and no G&t for a week, til the course is finished.
    Kyte.
    I'm almost fully recovered, just a very slight cough. Sore throat is 99% gone, but I bet that might make a come back after Stevensweert!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guntruck View Post
    Still not got shot of my dose of whatever was given out at Donnie. Going to Colours didn't help as I was worse on Sunday than I was before going.
    I must be immune... feeling fine

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    You're probably the carrier!
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    I must be immune... feeling fine
    The new "Patient Zero".....

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    "Patient One-point-Zero"?

    "Patient One"?
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Been to the quacks. Throat, ear and chest infection. 2 lots of antibiotics, still feeling crap.

    On to happier things, count Karen and I in for the 10th anniversary at Donnie.
    See you on the Dark Side......

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    Excellent news (not the antibiotics obviously)

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Sorry to hear that Neil. I finish my antibiotics on Sunday, and seem to be gradually getting better.
    Role on your recovery.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flying Helmut View Post
    Awwww!

    I was planning to do that @ Prague!

    Oh, well - I'll try to think of something else instead.
    We should have a card table at Doncaster!... or maybe do the Ace of Aces with cards?
    I was also toying with the idea of giving everyone a two seater, it would be complete and utter chaos !

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    We should have a card table at Doncaster!... or maybe do the Ace of Aces with cards?
    I was also toying with the idea of giving everyone a two seater, it would be complete and utter chaos !
    Or maybe boats?
    Lol maybe not

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    So the list begins:

    Chris (Hedeby)
    Steve (Guntruck) (and Gill)
    Rob (Kyte)
    Eileen (Mrs Kyte)
    Dave Manley
    Mike (Mikeemagnus) (and Yon)
    Mark (Baron Rolf)
    Neil (Lt. S. Kafloc) (and Karen)
    That'll be Jill with a J, not Gill with a G
    Run for your life - there are stupid people everywhere!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    We should have a card table at Doncaster!... or maybe do the Ace of Aces with cards?
    I was also toying with the idea of giving everyone a two seater, it would be complete and utter chaos !
    Great Chris. That means I can fly Snoopy with Woodstock as his observer.

    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    You can count myself and Mandy in as well, just trying to think of a large playable naval battle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hedeby View Post
    So the list begins:

    Chris (Hedeby)
    Steve (Guntruck) (and Gill)
    Rob (Kyte)
    Eileen (Mrs Kyte)
    Dave Manley
    Mike (Mikeemagnus) (and Yon)
    Mark (Baron Rolf)
    Neil (Lt. S. Kafloc) (and Karen)
    Me and Mary


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

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    Python Zombies is a must Chris ��


    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 Hedeby View Post
    Or maybe boats?
    Lol maybe not
    Everyone gets a Macchi M.5, it's half boat!

    I've pencilled in the dates. Not sure if Piper and Becky will be with me as it will be during term time so would be a challenge to get up there at a sensible time on the Friday. If Piper is still interested closer to the time though we'll make it work somehow.

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    Piper was Ace... certainly did brilliantly in the Ace of Aces

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Us Biggles's will be there.
    I originally bought WoW as the card game, thinking it would be a fun game for the caravan when rainy.
    A card only version of something at Donnie would be something I'd happily play

    Lest we forget

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnbiggles View Post
    Us Biggles's will be there.
    I originally bought WoW as the card game, thinking it would be a fun game for the caravan when rainy.
    A card only version of something at Donnie would be something I'd happily play
    Just a tad too far for this Biggles!

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    I should get my name in sooner than later.

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    I will be there next year. Looking forward to it.
    Hope that Neil is up and running by then .
    Cheers to you all and see you in 2024

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    Great news Lex, first name from Europe down, hopefully many more to follow

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Booked at the Premier Inn. See you all on Thursday 26th at the bar


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

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    Good man

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Now booked in to Premier Inn Doncaster East from Friday night.

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    Mrs K. and I got booked in yesterday too.
    Rob.
    "Courage is the art of being the only one who knows you're scared to death."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tikkifriend View Post
    Booked at the Premier Inn. See you all on Thursday 26th at the bar
    Moi aussi!
    I laugh in the face of danger - then I hide until it goes away!

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    Ah thats a good round of drinks then . Bet the Doombar is off as usual


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

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    Got the funding through from Roberto, will be hitting the ARES January sales to purchase lots of goodies for the Doncaster event...
    Already have a couple of balloons in my basket (appropriately...)

    Never Knowingly Undergunned !!

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    Don't waste it on ships!

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