The sixth decade
2003 to 2012
Some of the earliest names are still with us in these two pictures:
Our Founder Michael Hunt and his wife Bertille, visiting from South Africa,
delighted to see his hangar door design still in action 50 years on.
Other members from the early years at Baginton before the move to Hus Bos.
Vic and Mary Carr
Lawrie and Eileen Watts
Lou and Ann Frank
Ray and Ruth Stevens
Pete & Sylvia Devey
Bernard and Irene Avery
Reg Ludgate & Margaret Shropshire
Keith and Diana Nurcombe
Aircraft types owned by the club in its 50 years existence
Collected by KJN at the request of Chairman Mike Hughes
Photographed by Sid Gilmore
Swallow Prefect T21 Ka2b K8 T8 Tutor Junior
SF27 T7 Cadet T49 Capstan Olympia 2b Skylark 3f Bocian
Puchacz Pirat Discus Skylark 4 Scott Viking 1
T31 Tandem Tutor / Grunau Baby / Ka6E / Ka13 / Astir / ASW 19 / Sport Vega / Pegasus
Tiger Moth / Chipmunk / Condor
The Founding of the VGC
Read this piece by Chris Wills in 2003 on the 30th anniversary
Last update Jan 2018
By this time, Phase 2 of the clubhouse – the clubhouse you see today - was complete.
Many of the founding members were still with us, either as visitors or as Life-Members from the earliest days.
Sadly, this year was to see the start of a decline triggered in all probability by the dramatic collapse of the commercial money markets and near collapse of some key banks.
Whatever the reason, the club membership entered a period of decline that saw the membership halve by 2015.