The next Twyford
meeting will be on 27th April 2019.
next Derby meeting is likely
to be on 19th October 2019. Please check back later as date and venue
Please let us know
if you would like to give a talk!
Report of a previous meeting here.
Report on the Biggles Get Together –
On Saturday 22nd February, 2014, the first local Biggles’ Enthusiasts
meeting was held at the Redcliffe Aero Club. The Club very kindly offered
us the use of their facilities at no charge, and on the day provided
us with the use of an air-conditioned meeting room – all of which
was greatly appreciated.
Our first Biggles Down Under Meeting had both an international and an
interstate flavour with Forum members attending from far and wide. FairBlue
– flew out from the UK; Tiffinata – flew up from Melbourne
for the weekend (1,800km south of Brisbane); AussieAviatrix (and “Mr”
AA) travelled down from country Queensland; Sizzling Sausages drove
up from the New England Tableland area of New South Wales (a good day’s
drive south of Brisbane) whilst MuswellHillbilly, OzBiggles1963 and
I (RAAF Spitfire Girl) came from various parts of the Greater Brisbane
Area. Mr RAAFSG, whose connections with the Aero Club made the use of
the venue possible, also came along. We did have one other enquiry in
response to an advertisement I’d placed in Gumtree, a free on-line
Australian web-site, but unfortunately his work commitments changed
at the last minute and he was unable to attend.
Planning for this momentous event had commenced during
the latter part of last year, with OzB and myself meeting together to
plan a suggested programme for the day. So, with great gusto, we produced
the following agenda:
¬ Welcome and Introductory Talk – OzBiggles
¬ Intro session on "What Started You on Biggles?" –
¬ Trivia competition – OzBiggles
¬ Brief talk on "How Biggles Influenced my Life" –
¬ Demonstration on usage of WWII Aviation Navigational Computer –
(demonstrating the Navigational Computer his father used when
serving on Beauforts and Catalinas during WWII)
¬ Show & Tell – Everyone
¬ 3.00pm A/Tea
A great time was had by all as we shared our mutual obsession
with all things Biggles & Co. The Trivia Competition was excellent
and a lot of fun and was won by the inimitable FairBlue. We were all
keen to see the varied and interesting Biggles’ memorabilia, articles,
games etc that various members brought along for our “Show &
Tell” session which was highlighted by some great info sharing
by OzBiggles, Sizzling Sausages and Muswell Hillbilly. We are all keen
to organize another Biggles’ meeting.
Many thanks to everyone who came and for the great contribution
made by all.
Report on Twyford 2013