Looking back at my tatty old first logbook, O.P., I see that I flew her as a student in August 1971, under the tutelage of a Mr Graham (that was his surname) at Elstree.
I also flew G-ASPK & G-AVLD at that time, but solo'd in G-TI on 9th August 71 after 5 hrs 10 mins dual (but remember, I'd done ATC gliding before this so it's not as flash as it sounds).
The Elstree flying was a 10 hours scholarship awarded by Herts County Council to 6th formers who showed keenness in aviation but couldn't afford to get started. 6 of us did the course and all solo'd in under 8 hours - pretty good going.
My 10 minute solo was OK, I recall singing and repeating instructions out loud to myself. There was a slight crosswind and I bounced it once but caught it and landed on the second bounce. I was the first of the 10 to solo. We had decided as a group that after we'd all solo'd we would pool the remaining hours and do a day trip to Guernsey. I have a feeling that this motivated the instructors to send us all solo as early as poss
So, on 13 Aug 71 we did Elstree-Hurn-Guernsey-(lunch)-Gatwick-Elstree. The slides I have were of G-TI taken from G-AXTF enroute.
Then we all went for a drinkup in Potters Bar before splitting up and going our merry ways. I did a bit more training at Luton but ran out of cash and only started up again in 75 when I moved oop north. So my next solo wasn't until Nov.75.