PRESS RELEASES

November 1, 2019

WORLD WAR II PLANE CRASH SURVIVOR TO SPEAK AT BFTS MUSEUEM

Royal Air Force Flight Lieutenant Robert Reynolds will be the next speaker in the No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum’s “Conversations with…” series. Surviving an Emergency Landing in France will be his topic on November 9, 2019 at 7 pm at the Museum, 119 Silent Wings Blvd., Terrell TX.

Now a resident of Georgetown, TX, Bob is an experienced combat pilot who flew many sorties over Europe in a Lancaster bomber during World War II. The presentation on Saturday involves a crash landing he made in northern France shortly after the Normandy invasion in 1944. A captivating storyteller despite his 98 years, Bob flew nine different types of British aircraft during his career. He has donated his model collection of each type of aircraft he flew to the Museum and they are on display.

Tickets to Saturday’s event are $20 per person and seating is limited.  Call 972-551-1122 for reservations or email Kwhite@bftsmuseum.org. Refreshments will be served prior to his remarks.

Mr. Reynolds will also be a guest at the Museum’s annual Remembrance Day event on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 3 pm at Oakland Memorial Park in Terrell and afterwards at the Heritage Tea at the Museum. Sunday’s events are open to the public at no charge. 

 

November 1, 2019

Remembrance Day Ceremony in Terrell Honors RAF Cadets Killed During World War II

The No. 1 British Flying Training School Museum’s annual Remembrance Day ceremony is set for 3 pm Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019, in Oakland Memorial Park, 1000 W. Moore Avenue, followed by a Heritage Tea at the Museum, 119 Silent Wings Boulevard.

 

The Remembrance Day ceremony honors 20 British cadets who died in plane crashes while receiving their pilot training at the Terrell Municipal Airport before and during World War II. They are buried in a designated area of the cemetery under the British flag. The plots are lovingly maintained by Terrell residents under the supervision of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

 

The simple ceremony includes prayers, scripture readings, poems and brief remarks. A wreath of poppies will be laid at the foot of the central monument by a current RAF officer and a member of the museum’s board of directors. A fly-over by World War II era planes concludes the ceremony.

 

After the remembrance ceremony, guests are invited to the museum for tea. Representatives of several British organizations – Daughters of the British Empire, Transatlantic Brides and Parents Association and the English Speaking Union – attend the event along with local officials, museum members and guests. The event is free and open to the public. For information visit www.bftsmuseum.org or call 972-551-1122.

 

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