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Area Report - Windscreen May/June Issue 166
As spring became summer the number of event has blossomed, too many this year to list fully, so we’ve picked out a few highlights to share.

Early May saw the West Yorkshire town of Farsley, hold their successful charity 1940s day once which was well supported and raised a good amount again. Richard Wright took his recently restored GMC closed cab workshop “Big Bee” for her first proper run out. The area now has a good number of wartime GMCs which have been fully restored, or still in the project stages.

Elvington, the Yorkshire Air Museum, near York, ran their "Against the Odds" weekend, featuring RAF vehicles from 1930s to modern day but amongst those Tony Boyle and Jack Ford put on their parachute mine clearance display, so giving our Senior Service a chance to show off and chat up any stray female visitors!
Steve Carr was there too with his Follow Me Jeep, seen with the museum Halifax reproduction.
Close by in York’s Imphal Barracks, home to 2 Signals Regiment, Simon Roberts and Mike Hemingway negotiated to take away the barrack’s long-time gate guardian with the hope of fully restoring it, going to show that if you don't ever ask you won’t ever get – well done chaps.
Back to an RAF theme – many of you will have seen events around the RAF 100 celebrations and I’ve personally been delighted to support two of our local RAF stations; Menwith Hill and Linton-on-Ouse. The torch arrived at Menwith Hill by the Falcons parachute display team and “Bessie” my 1941 GMC truck conveying Squadron Leader &Torch to the next location. Pleased to say the torch and sqdn leader arrived safely. RAF 100 Torch Relay involves 100 RAF locations, past and present, over 100 days and will finish London on July 11th for the finale of the RAF Centenary parade. 
The dry sunny weather has been a pleasure for the many town events such as Northallerton and Leeds for their Armed Force days features, where a vehicle display team from “The Troubleshooters” managed to get the City Mayor involved on the day and the display. Our warm spell continues it seems so more events and more pictures in the next report.

Paul Mayo