A date for your diary – on 29th June 2016 there will be a Sausage and Burger night at the club.
The BBQ will be lit at around 1930 hours and food should be ready by 2000 hours. Everyone welcome but please see Pam and get your name on the list.
A dozen members of the club were given a tour of the Heritage Centre at RAF Scampton on 25th May. RAF Scampton was one of just a few airfields which began life during World War One. It was closed and then re-activated in 1936.
In 1943 RAF Scampton became the home of their most famous squadron, 617 Squadron (The Dambusters) also known as Squadron X. Photo courtesy of the internet.
Scampton was also the home of the Avro Vulcan bomber during the Cold War period in the 1950s and 1960s; the Vulcan was armed with the Blue Steel nuclear deterrent. (Vulcan photos taken from the internet).
RAF Scampton is now the home one of the world’s greatest aerobatic display teams. the Red Arrows which can be seen flying over our shack on a regular basis.
For a brief history of RAF Scampton go to http://www.raf.mod.uk/rafscampton/aboutus/history.cfm
Members of Lincoln Short Wave Club were delighted that members of the Grantham, RAF Waddington, and Spalding Amateur Radio Clubs were able to join them on Saturday 21st May for a bite to eat and for LSWC to say ‘thank you’ for the support given by their members at the National Hamfest each year. An enjoyable afternoon was had by all. It is hoped that this will be a fixture in the club’s calendar for many years to come.
Dora relaxing after a hard morning.