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Past Meeting

Sqn Ldr Catriona Thompson - The Modern RAF 'From the Hotseat'!

Many of you will remember the entertaining evenings and fantastic presentations we have had with Gail Hill (lady racing driver) and Anna Walker (lady Hurricane pilot). It is always interesting when a lady excels in an activity where the majority of the participants are gentlemen!
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So we are delighted that Squadron Leader Catriona Thompson, a VC10 navigator at RAF Brize Norton, agreed to share her experiences of the role of aircrew in the modern RAF.

Cat has not only carved out a career flying in the RAF, but is also involved in managing over 400 people.

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£200 was collected at this meeting for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund.

Cat's talk covered
  •  RAF Brize Norton: Expansion, change and the future
  •  The Queen of the Skies: The VC10 as it approaches its 50th birthday
  •  Operation ELLAMY: An airborne account of the tanker force and the liberation of Libya.

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Squadron Leader Catriona Thompson
Cat joined the Royal Air Force as a navigator in 1997, following sponsorship during her Aeronautical Engineering degree.

On completion of training, she joined the VC10 fleet shortly before Gulf War Two and has since undertaken Air Transport and Air to Air Refuelling operations around the globe, including Iraq, Afghanistan, the Falkland Islands and Libya.

She is now a Flight Commander on 101 Squadron, still navigating and helping to manage a Squadron of nearly 400 personnel.

Activities

1  Next Meeting

Information on our next meeting coming soon.

2  Next Event

Information on our next event coming soon.

3  Recent Meeting

Date:14 April 2016

Place:Chemistry Research Laboratory (CRL), South Parks Rd, Oxford, OX1 3TA

Sqn. Ldr. A. Garretts MBE (retd) - The Berlin Air Lift 1948-1949

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4  Recent Event

Cars to the Claydons - 70 ml run

Date:3rd September 2016

Place:OX18 4JP

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Blackthorn Classic Car Show

Date:4th September 2016

Place:OX25 1TG

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