Jack's tribute to our WW1 flyers

By Paul Watkins

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Jack's Tribute To Our WW1 Flyers

Project 2014-02-06 13:23:33 +1300

Jack, our 82 year young aircraft builder, is building a full size, incredibly detailed replica of the First World War Bristol Scout.

These primitive biplanes were flying at the start of the war in 1914 and flew at Gallipoli. The replica is a centrepiece for a larger celebration of the sacrifices made by our fore-fathers in the 1914-18 war. The event is the Armistice in Cambridge event, planned for 8 & 9 November 2014.

Kiwis were known to have flown this type of aircraft and when finished towards the end of this year, it will be put on display so the public can get up close and touch it. The goal is to allow the public and schools to appreciate the flimsiness and primitive nature of the way our grandparents and great grandparents went to war for our freedom. 

Some funding has been secured, but we need a small amount to finish it. As WW1 and its aircraft have meaning to so many kiwis, this seems a most appropriate way to raise the money.

 

Jack lives in a retirement village. Who said retirement villages were boring!?!

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Perry Cornish
2014-04-07 12:34:52 +1200
Graham Pettigrew
2014-04-05 13:23:58 +1300
Rachel Cooper
2014-04-05 12:47:02 +1300
Abbie Morgan
2014-03-28 22:06:54 +1300
Sandra Peek
2014-03-21 13:51:14 +1300
Jax Sutton
2014-03-21 12:39:34 +1300
Nathan Griffiths
2014-03-01 13:39:52 +1300

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Jack's Tribute To Our WW1 Flyers

Project 2014-02-06 13:23:33 +1300

Jack, our 82 year young aircraft builder, is building a full size, incredibly detailed replica of the First World War Bristol Scout.

These primitive biplanes were flying at the start of the war in 1914 and flew at Gallipoli. The replica is a centrepiece for a larger celebration of the sacrifices made by our fore-fathers in the 1914-18 war. The event is the Armistice in Cambridge event, planned for 8 & 9 November 2014.

Kiwis were known to have flown this type of aircraft and when finished towards the end of this year, it will be put on display so the public can get up close and touch it. The goal is to allow the public and schools to appreciate the flimsiness and primitive nature of the way our grandparents and great grandparents went to war for our freedom. 

Some funding has been secured, but we need a small amount to finish it. As WW1 and its aircraft have meaning to so many kiwis, this seems a most appropriate way to raise the money.

 

Jack lives in a retirement village. Who said retirement villages were boring!?!

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Hey! Thanks for checking out this project.

We haven't made any updates yet, follow us if you want to be notified when we do.

Perry Cornish
2014-04-07 12:34:52 +1200
Graham Pettigrew
2014-04-05 13:23:58 +1300
Rachel Cooper
2014-04-05 12:47:02 +1300
Abbie Morgan
2014-03-28 22:06:54 +1300
Sandra Peek
2014-03-21 13:51:14 +1300
Jax Sutton
2014-03-21 12:39:34 +1300
Nathan Griffiths
2014-03-01 13:39:52 +1300

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This campaign was unsuccessful and finished on 07/04/2014 at 12:34 PM.