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I would like to take this opportunity to thank those Veterans and their families that attended the MH100 event, it was indeed an honour to be in your presence, I do sincerely apologise to those that I could not speak to who could only stay a short while. It was a very memorable occasion, very hectic at times but not as hectic as some of the MH100 Organizing Committee who worked their socks off to make this event as such a great occasion as it was

I really cannot select one event above the others that left a mark on myself, they all did! To have flypasts by the BBMF, dignatories milling with the Veterans of high rank, inc Lady Clare of Euston, the Red Devils Parachute Display Team saluting us all and then being presented to them and then mingling with us all was indeed an honour.

The American section of number 71 [Eagle] Squadron numbering 24 who flew in especially from The States was too an honour especially to the two sisters of one of the pilots who were aged 98 and 90, that was some achievement and then the former laying the wreath at the foot of the new commemorative stone in blazing sunshine flanked by a USAF Guard of Honour, dignatories, standard bearers and a lone piper with a 72 piece marching band Beating the Retreat

What a day!

Special thanks to the organising committee of MH100 led by Chairman Mr Peter Davies who I consider to be a very good friend in these few short years we have known each other and his other MH100 Committee members and all the other helpers, volunteers, security who made this event such a success, to Tesco for providing drinks and food to the veterans for free was a wonderful gesture, I thank you all

John Cooper

RAF Veterans Event Co-ordinator

MH100

 



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Radio Suffolk interview by Chairman MH100 Peter Davies link here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p056m6tn use the slide at the bottom of the picture for Pete at 23 minutes

and then for myself slide along to 90 minutes



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Hi John, 
Thanks for a brilliant two days art Martlesham, lots of interesting units in attendance. My wife Pam and her brothers and sisters along with their offsping and four grandchildren who all live locally were present and we endjoyed the whole 2 days. 
I am happy to say the hightlight for all my rellies were the Red Devils display team. Being ex para i too was interested and met with the leader of the team. 

On behalf of our very large family who mostly live in the area apart from Pam and I who live in Norfolk Broads a great thankyou for all your efforts in making MH100 so successfull. 

My fathers documemts FLT SGT Ronald Elliott BEM have been donated to your organization. 

With thanks 
CPL Barry Elliott, Telegraphist and ex Para. B.A.S.O 50 TSU Tangmere.



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MH100 Mrs Shaw.jpgMH100 Bill Smith & Chindit Mules.jpgMH100 Kit Bag.jpg



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MH Veterans Mike Corston and Fred Yule

MH100 Mike Corston & Fred Yule.jpg



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