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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 6:55 am 
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Ron T wrote:
Hi Chris,

We are only with the two of us for now, and I don't know how many others are coming over.
We are trying to get a spot on the campside, and we will be arriving there Saturday.



Ron, camping is definitely the way to go if you're up for it. The campsite next to the Aviation Centre will have the single largest concentration of Buell/EBR riders staying there for the event. It'll have a great atmosphere.

Camping website: http://eastkirkbyhideaway.webs.com

Judging by the feedback we've received you will meet quite a few riders at the event from the Netherlands. I assume many will travel independently and use various routes.

I can also recommend a visit to Krazy Horse :yup:....

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2017 8:30 pm 
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ursus americanus wrote:
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Krazy Horse is pretty much on your route; not far from Newmarket, and has a decent cafe, interesting bikes and friendly staff. http://www.krazyhorse.co.uk
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I'll second that. They have some of the more Buell friendly staff from Black Bear as well 8-) George, my Service Manager, John from Sales and Nobby the Cyclone and Uly riding parts man :D

And their demo EBR 1190SX still available for sale!

Steve



Ever the salesman eh, Steve.....lol x

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 11:01 pm 
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Planning to attent, just need a couple of days off, wich means an ok from the boss.
Did book a pub for me and my m8: The White Hart Inn East Road, Tetford.
Most likely come over on saturday and leave on tuesday, do some sightseeing on sunday and attent the meet on monday.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 11:20 am 
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Ambuell, welcome to UKBEG and thanks for planning to attend this special event.

We reckon Buell/EBR riders from the Netherlands will form the largest contingent from mainland Europe :worthy:....

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:56 pm 
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Thank you CJ, that is how it supposed to be ;-)


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:44 am 
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Nutah wrote:
my Grandfather was a pathfinder with 83 SQN
unfortunately, like so many KIA

CJ wrote:
We're going to go ahead with a memorial to Don's grandfather and his crew :worthy: :worthy: . This will be placed in the LAHC Bomber Command garden of remembrance and dedicated at some time during Em's Day.

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I too felt moved when I read about Don's grandfather and his crew. I did some research and together with some additional details from Don, I've managed to put together the story of what happened to Lancaster B.111, JB284, OL-C, on the 23rd November 1943.
A total of 764 aircraft took part in that mission, including 10 Lancasters (630 Squadron) from East Kirkby. 2 failed to return to East Kirkby.
Bomber Command aircrew losses in WW2 were staggering, 55,573 were killed and all of them were volunteers :worthy:....


Update on all the above:

The Aviation Centre have very kindly given us permission to place the memorial to Don’s grandfather and his crew in their Memorial Chapel* so we’ve had a 10” x 5” polished brass plaque made. We think it’s a great gesture by the LAHC, the crew of JB284 will now be remembered together with their brothers from East Kirkby who made the ultimate sacrifice.

We made the most of a two-wheel friendly early Spring day yesterday and made a 236-mile round trip to deliver it to the Centre. I think the crew of JB284 were smiling on us because it was a beautiful day and a great ride; plus, we didn’t encounter any of the forecast rain later in the afternoon.

LAHC will let us know when the plaque has been put up in the Memorial Chapel and then we can arrange with a local minister to have it dedicated. We’re hoping this can take place on Em’s Day but because it’s a Bank Holiday Monday it may not be convenient. We’ll confirm when the dedication will take place.

* Our Memorial Chapel is one of the displays we are most proud of, displaying the names of all the 848 aircrew and ground crew that died from RAF East Kirkby during the Second World War. It is a somber, peaceful place allowing you time for quiet contemplation during your visit reflecting on the tremendous sacrifice made by Bomber Command.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:21 am 
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:) :yup: I'll be there.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:57 am 
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:worthy: Thank you Chris & Jane :worthy:
thank you ,
two small words , that however mean a very great deal

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Nice one Chris :yup:

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Well done. A great gesture :clap:

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:19 pm 
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Thanks all, it seemed the natural thing to do after reading about Don's grandfather.

If you're attending Em's Day this year please make a point of visiting the Memorial Chapel to see this and the other memorials it contains.

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