Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:12 pm
OCB , I thinks ...
'''''''''''''''''''''The story has been broadcast "nearly every Christmas since 1979" in Canada on the CBC Radio One news programme As It Happens. Read by Alan Maitland, the recording always airs on the last episode on or before Christmas Eve. ''''''''''''''''
When first read , Being a Naarfick 'Boi ; I tried to work out which was Marham , Colt , or Horsham St Faiths ? Or any of the older fields around ? Have to ask FF to get a definite answer I guess .
25 years later , Christmas Eve . Hanover to Manc , and on to Glasgow . Out over the N. Sea , off airways , direct Manc. Cold , clear , moonlit night , light fog over E Anglia . FL180 instead of FL270 [ 2 whacking great props whirring round ] . Felt quite eerie , shiver up the spine time .
Mitigated that somewhat by having an f/o alongside , 2 Glasgow 'gurls in the back and full up with 64 and a few lap sitters [ under 2 ] . Topping it all was a carol ceilidh in the cabin by a few of the bigger kids over the PA . Heard by us as we had an open door policy.
Eastern radar were not busy , so called the kids up front and Eastern from an headset mic ; got a 3 minute rendition of Silent Night over the VHF as we overflew 'Naarfick .
CM , don't think I ever took it to bed , well not after discovering 'gurls . Just it's the tattiest ; along with 'forementioned and some others in tatters .
The Shepherd .
J L Seagull .
+ other Bachs ...
Stranger to the Ground. F-84 , Wethersfield to Chaumont
through bad wx at night .
Nothing by Chance.
A Gift of Wings.
Sigh for a Merlin .
Island Pilot .
Fate is the Hunter .
A few picked up in the US c1983 ; from ''Aviators'Bookshelf '' .
The Flying North Jean Potter , VG . History of Alaskan bush pilots . ISBN 0-553-23946-5
Mislaid [ lent out ? ] ; as is a signed John Farley 'View from the Hover ' ...
The Sky Beyond , Sir Gordon Taylor , VG . pioneering transcontinentaal/ Pacific flying/navigating B4 radio aids etc.