On Thursday November 8th, a group of Princes Risborough Rotarians visited the Parachute Training School at RAF Brize Norton.
A very interesting tour and overview of the facility and process for training members of all branches of the armed services was given by Warrant Officer Martin White, who as lead instructor, has only undertaken 5,500 jumps!
A great deal was learnt, including the extensive use of TLAs (three letter acronyms) within the RAF, the fact that the landing speed is around 13 mph, and a modern parachute costs £10,000.
Graeme Card, who organised the excellent trip, bravely demonstrated the flotation device worn by parachutists - his experience can be seen on Youtube at https://youtu.be/du2-uDtzZi4
more John has organised a pleasant 5 mile ramble through the Hampden Estate starting at Gt. Hampden Village Hall at 10 am prompt! A bring and share lunch at 1.30 back at the hall
more February's walk has been moved to the 20th of March and takes place in the Waddesdon Estate. Meeting at Waddesdon Village Hall 10.00am.
more Organised by John Holmes, this walk will take place at the Hambledon Village Hall. Datails as per the attached link.
more There will be a joint meeting with our twin club in Bavaria starting May 6th. This year it will take place in Nuremburg with the Wasserburg club. We will be visiting the town and will have a formal meeting on Saturday evening with our wives/partners.
more Details will follow from Malcolm Barker
more Keith will be having his Presidents Dinner and Dance evening at the Ellesborough Golf Club. More details to follow.
more ROTARY AND FRIENDS WALK SUNDAY 17TH MAY, 2015 The arrangements for this walk are: - "¢ Meet at 10.00 am prompt at Goring Village Hall (Garden Room). RG8 9AG. In the High Street, towards the river bridge. "¢ Circular walk of about 5.5 miles, i
more Musical Comedy by Cole Porter, contact John Holmes for details
more Meeting at Gt Hampden Village Hall. Bring and share lunch at 1.30pm
more Presidents Night to be held at Ellesborough Golf Club
more The progressive supper evening
more Duty Stewards: Barry Tomkins and David Troup
more Every other month John Holmes organises walks in the local area
more St George's Night held on 16th April, 2012
more There are 2 weekly Cycling Groups
more piping the haggis
more A report of the recent "sailors" holiday in Greece
more Pat Voss and his merry crews sailing in Greek waters
more Sailing in Greece 2013
more To celebrate the birth of Scotland's best known poet. An evening of fun and entertainment, with perhaps a little formality mixed in. Where would we be without a HAGGIS???!
more Burns Night
more Report on the paper trail visit
more Organised by John Holmes