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The Eagle Has Landed

Posted: Fri Dec 12, 2014 9:23 pm
by Bob_H
I'm pleased to report that Darryl Cartwright and I represented the 14th/20th King's Hussars at the official unveiling of our Paving Stone at the National Memorial Arboretum earlier today.

Not yet in the final resting place, which could be as much as 18 months away, but it was pleasing to see us finally represented within the NMA.

Representing KRH was Col Garbutt (Regt Sec) and Capt James Scott (son of Terry). For the Royal Hussars we were joined by John Cook and Col Tom Hall.

The first person to 'walk' on our stone however was the guy in the final photo here.
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The very nicely worded Invitation to Darryl & I
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Re: The Eagle Has Landed

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 1:45 pm
by Bill Bentley
Excellent !
Very well done to all concerned in the planning and execution of this historical event. Not forgetting all of those who made it possible with their donations.
Hussar !

That chap who pushed to the front of the massive crowd, to be the first stand on the stone, was his Aunty not well on the day ?

PS. Terry Scott, would that have been the one time pilot in our Air Squadron, if so first class fellow ! Sorry, don't want to distract from the point of this thread.

Re: The Eagle Has Landed

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 7:41 pm
by Bob_H
Bill Bentley wrote:PS. Terry Scott, would that have been the one time pilot in our Air Squadron, if so first class fellow ! Sorry, don't want to distract from the point of this thread.
Correct Bill. Sadly he's not very well but James says that he's improving following a couple of operations. :)

Re: The Eagle Has Landed

Posted: Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:25 pm
by Bill Bentley
Very sorry to hear that Terry has not been well.

He certainly burnt the candle at both ends when I knew him, what a wild boy he was. In one flying stunt he actually snapped one of the aerials off my Scorpion, while I was in the turret ! Then didn't he attempt to land on the back lawn of the mess (in Herford), just before Princess Anne arrived, and blow millions of leaves back onto the immaculately groomed lawn. Ah, and then his MG C fitted just under the barrier at the guard-room, AT 100 MPH ! It's hardly any wonder that I felt obliged to spew in his boots when we were skiing. It's lucky he had the upper bunk otherwise it would have been a bitty shower. It was of course his own fault anyway, getting a young lad like me drunk on that foreign Bier and Schnapps.

My sincere best wishes for a speedy recovery ! ... just got to write a poem ...

Re: The Eagle Has Landed

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 12:15 pm
by bodge
I will be going to the NMA next week with my mate to a 13/18 service and would like to see our Hawk paving stone if possible. Does anyone know its location on the site?
Bodge.

Re: The Eagle Has Landed

Posted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 4:34 pm
by Ron Flowers
Bodge looking at the photos it looks as though its not far from the main building and cafe.

Cheers Ron