We are invited to Capel St. Mary to join in the celebration of Darrell Thompson’s granddad’s 100th birthday. The gentleman (John Leonard Goddard) is quite spritely and was driven from Hadleigh in a 1940’s jeep escorted by motorcycle outriders. (Clearing out the cobwebs as he described it!)
Good wishes came from the Queen (of course) Tim Yeo (M.P. for the area) and Denis Skinner (M.P. for Bolsover and Granddad’s home M.P.).
The engineering unit at Wattisham sent best wishes and presented a print of an Apache helicopter (presumably in Afghanistan). The local Apache flight path to Wattisham flies close to the house and a small detour was made so that one was able to overfly our celebrations and salute the birthday boy.
All in all an bar raising event!