As has become customary, the previous year's winner organises the following year's quiz, so it was down to me.
Wanting to try something different I elected to split the images into two groups, Art and Photography and tried to keep to a theme of WWII and earlier: some of our older members are not so much into the modern aviation scene and this would even the playing field. Or did it?
The results were as follows:
First: Andy Binks (97 points)
Joint Second: Dave Smith and Chris Heath (87 points)
Third: Nick Marsh (82.5 points)
One of our oldest members, Gordon Charlton came a very commendable fourth with a score of 73 points. In the early years of the group Gordon has won the coveted trophy on many occasions.
The prizes this year were
- a Corgi model of the Gloster Gladiator in Luftwaffe markings (special edition for the Corgi Collectors Club), which Andy took home,
- a recent and well received book on the history of the De Havilland Comet, which went to Chris,
- a Skymax model of the Hawker Tempest V, which went to Dave and
- finally a rather splendid Hobby Master model of the Bell P-39 Aeracobra, which went to Nick.
The trophy for the Quiz (and the one for the Photographic Competition) will be presented by our Chairman, Barry Jones, to the winners on Tuesday 17th December 2013 in The Rugby Hotel during the group's annual Christmas dinner.
The quiz had been about props and pistons and to round off the evening we had a quick look at images of some of the early jets that formed the foundation of what was to come during the second half of the 20th century.
It was a great pleasure to organise the quiz and to see such a good turn out, but to top it all the greatest pleasure came from seeing how much everyone enjoyed the evening. Success.
I am now looking forward to what Andy Binks will put together for the 2014 quiz. Good luck with that, Andy.
P.S. All done and dusted and about to close the evening, member and friend Roger Higgerson walked in to share some time with the rest us.