Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Royal Air Force in Texas Fly-in

I want to thank everyone for the nice comments over the last few days. Seeing off the soldiers means a lot. The City promised to be back out there when they return, and I will be there too.

Instead of posting a picture today, I am putting up a poster and a link on my sidebar.

One of the unique things about Terrell is the #1 British Flying Training School Museum. During WWII Terrell hosted one of six British Flying Training Schools. Thousands of British and American aviators learned how to fly in Terrell.

In February, I toured the Museum and posted a few pictures. This October, #1 BFTS Museum will host The Royal Air Force in Texas Fly-in. The fly-in will be a two day event that will bring veterans of the school back to Terrell for a reunion and an opportunity for the citizens of Terrell to learn about the museum and Terrells role in WWII. Go ahead and mark October 17th and 18th on your calendar, save your dollars and pounds and join us in Terrell.

Be sure to check out the link on the right for all of the details of the fly-in.

Be sure to also visit this site. Its a site dedicated to James Edward Castleman of Bogata, Texas who was an instructor at #1BFTS during the war. It includes many photos, stories, and memories.