We would like to welcome Paul Williams to the Humber Fortress DX A.R.C we are sure Paul is going to fit in just fine . He is very keen on get his foundation done and to move on to the next step etc..
Paul as the newest member has also recieved the Silver spoon award from Graham M6IHT, who now holds the fastest time for passing this role on. Poor Paul, the ink was not even dry on his membership form when Graham did the handover.
So mine is Tea Paul, Milk and 1 Sugar, cheers.
I am sure all member will give Paul a warm welcome in person over the following weeks.
Blackburn Beverley the Anniversary of this unique aircraft located at Fort Paull using GB0BB callsign from our Club House within the grounds of Fort Paull.
The club will be activating the callsign GB0BB, from Fort Paull. The event is to celebrate the 11th anniversary of this, the last surviving aircraft of its type residing in the grounds of the Fort.
If anyone has any pictures relating to a Blackburn Beverley aircraft, then we would be pleased to receive a copy through this
Guest Operators from far and wide are as always welcome to our activations. If you wish to stop over, then for a small fee, over night camping is available. All monies raised are used in the renovation of Fort Paull. The Fort receives NO funding from any organisation.
There is a cafe on site, and plenty of toilet facilities, and for those visiting the club, a hot drink is usually in order.
A special QSL card is available for those that work the station.
The plane was originally built at British Aerospace in Brough and made its final flight into Paull Aerodrome just outside the village, it remained there for ten years before being moved to the Beverley Army Museum where it was a focal point for visitors for several years. When the museum closed a bid was made by the Fort to purchase the aircraft. The bid was subsequently successful and in 2004 the Beverley returned home to Paull and opened to the public after re-assembly in 2005.
The staff at Fort Paull are extremely proud of this acquisition and are determined to preserve not just the fabric of the aircraft but also its history. Inside the aircraft you will find information regarding the history of the Blackburn Beverley and this specific aircraft in particular, you can also look around its massive frame and see just how much the plane could carry.
No visit to the Fort is complete without looking at the Blackburn Beverley.
Lot of info about the history of the XB259 can be found HERE
Bureu is free / Direct via the QSL manager (G1TDN) with a S.A.S.E (UK) or $2 to cover postage. Please note – IRCs are now no longer valid in the UK.