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Finals Flights Book


Aviation author John Evans has expanded his ‘Final Flights’ series with a second volume charting aircraft accidents and incidents in West Wales spanning the decades from before World War I to the 1980s.

Pioneer trials on the Milford Haven Waterway in 1912/13 involving experimental sea plans are recalled, along with a crash landing at Castlemartin in 1940 of a Spitfire piloted by a Battle Of Britain ‘ace’.

Other chapters include the story of a dramatic and tragic day for the US Army Air Force when two Liberator bombers crashed in wartime Pembrokeshire – at Denant and Little Newcastle (Read more on the Little Newcastle Crash here) and a very lucky escape for visitors to a Carew farm where a Beaufighter crashed in 1951.

The author is well known for his books on flying boats, so it is inevitable that one of the chapters recalls losses among the famous Sunderlands based at Pembroke Dock. John tells the stories behind four Sunderland accidents in the 1950s.

A flying farmer who ditched his single engined Auster off Ramsey Island and wartime bomber and fighter accidents feature in other chapters. The book covers a geographical area from Dale to Lampter and Aberystwyth.

The 68 page Finals Flights Volume II is John’s ninth book and costs £9.95.

It is available from local bookshops or from Collins Clothing, Laws Street, Pembroke Dock.

It’s also available by post from the author at 8 Laws Street, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6DL, Priced; £11.20 inclusive of postage.

(Extract from Narberth & Whitland Observer)

Cliff fall rescue


A 28 year-old man slipped and fell 30 foot down a cliff at Mwnt, near Cardigan, on New Years Eve.

Gwbert coastguard team, along with New Quay and Penrhyn coastguards for back up, stabilised him at around 12.30pm.

The casualty was transferred by RAF helicopter to Withybush Hospital.

(Western Telegraph)

Remembrance Day 2010


Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day is not only Remembrance Sunday or the 2 minutes silence on the eleventh hour on the eleventh month of the eleventh day. It is a whole spectrum of time leading up to the day. It is a time for not only the old but more importantly the young to remember the sacrifices made by all our Armed Forces to ensure your freedom and the right to live your life without fear or tyranny. In this material easy existence that now exists for those of a younger generation, they may not be aware of what actually took place in order for us to make our daily lives as we wish.

This is why it is a hugely important time that should be taken onboard with open arms by one and all, not only to show support to the families and to our Forces, but also to show the younger generation.

This is where the Poppy Appeal becomes involved. Organised and run by the Royal British Legion, they hold events prior to Remembrance Sunday across Wales with different groups/organisations who help do their bit for the Royal British Legion and to set off the Poppy Appeal for that year. This year is a momentous occasion as it is 90 years since the first Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal was launched. The Royal British Legion aim to protect the health and well being along with  interests and the memory of those who are serving or who have served in our Armed Forces.

With this date in mind it is also worth pointing out that this year is the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain. The Battle of Britain is the name given to the air campaign waged by the German Air Force against the United Kingdom during the summer and autumn of 1940. The objective of the campaign was to gain air superiority over the RAF especially the Fighter Command.

The Germans launched some stunning attacks against important British industries, but they could not destroy the British industrial potential, and made little systematic effort to do so. The threat posed by the German attacks was very real to the Fighter Command and for those involved it seemed as if there was a narrow margin between victory and defeat. The British triumph in the Battle of Britain was won at a heavy cost. Total British civilian losses from July to December 1940 were 23,002 dead and 32,138 wounded, with one of the largest single raids on 19 December 1940, in which almost 3,000 civilians died.

This serves as a hefty reminder as to why we give of 2 minutes silence at 11am on the 11th November 2010 (This year on a Thursday). N0 matter where you are or what you are doing. There will be a silence from schools to workplaces, and offices to ferry ports to remember those that have fought and are fighting for the good of the country

Show your support and help play your part in showing your support to not only the Poppy Appeal but to those affected by conflict.

So next time you see a Battle Of Britain aircraft like our header, or see a poppy being worn with pride. Take time to remember those heroes past and present.

Royal British Legion
The British triumph in the Battle of Britain was won at a heavy cost. Total British civilian losses from July to December 1940 were 23,002 dead and 32,138 wounded, with one of the largest single raids on 19 December 1940, in which almost 3,000 civilians died.

Local air paramedic wins national award.


A Wales Air Ambulance paramedic from Pembroke Dock received an award at a special ceremony in the House of Lords this week, for his life saving role after a gas explosion in South Wales.

Air Paramedic Phil Thomas was on of three crew members to have been selected for the prestigious Air Ambulance Team Award 2010, which was presented at the Ambulance Service Institute awards ceremony in London on Wednesday.

The accolade was in recognition of the teams pivotal role in saving the life of a 38 year old man who suffered serious injuries when a gas cylinder exploded in Bridgend earlier this year. Despite fading light and difficult weather, Mr Thomas along with air paramedic Gareth Williams and pilot Grant Elgar, treated and flew the patient direct to microsurgery at Morrison Hospital just 34 minutes after the original 999 call.

Jeff Morris, of Bryncethin ambulance station, said: ” They arrived on scene in outstanding time and joined the land crew in actively treating the patient. With great skill and professionalism they continued treatment in-flight, while negotiating bad weather and communicating with the hospital. “The entire operation was one of speed and impact, which saved this man’s life.”

This was the crew’s second commendation for the mission, after being presented with the Gail Williams Award for Clinical and Operational Excellence by the Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust.  Wales Air Ambulance chief executive, Angela Hughes, said: ” We are immensely proud of all our air crew and the life saving, skilled work that they do 365 days of the year. “It is wonderful for this particular team to receive the recognition that they deserve, for making such a difference to someones life.”

The crew were presented with the Air Ambulance Team award by Doctor Peter Griffin as part of the ASI awards 2010.

Article by Narberth & Whitland Observer

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