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30.05.18   John Blauth

Paddy Hopkirk MBE endorses The Coachmakers

The spring edition of Bulletin – the magazine for members of the British Racing Drivers Club, included a mention of The Coachmakers in the President’s foreword. President Paddy Hopkirk MBE was our guest speaker at the automotive dinner and spoke […]

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30.05.18   John Blauth

First we built a robot…

On 5th May, Rafferty Wills, aged 10, showed his Grandpa (Group Captain, Past Master, ex-Lightning pilot and then boss of The Queen’s Flight Marcus Wills) how to take-off, fly, and safely land a Cessna 152 simulator, writes Liveryman John Blauth. […]

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30.05.18   Chris Mann

Alex Henshaw – a flying legend

Having attended last year’s presentation by the Master, Tony Edwards, on Spitfire designer R J Mitchell, I was delighted to learn that he was to repeat this at the RAF Club in March, combined with an illustrated lecture on the […]

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22.04.18   John Blauth

Imperial progress in the shadow of Grenfell

PM Marcus Wills and I travelled west to White City in April, to make an initial visit to the Imperial College London (ICL) Outreach Programme. Our destination was ICL’s Makerspace to talk about the Maker Challenge Move Up, which Coachmakers […]

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22.04.18   Martin Payne

Coachmakers visit Royal Dragoon Guards

On Tuesday 13th March a small contingent of Coachmakers, comprising the Master, Richard Charlesworth, Julian Leach, Mark Leaning and myself, Martin Payne, visited the Royal Dragoon Guards’ HQ at Catterick Garrison. Following a reception to meet the officers, we repaired […]

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22.04.18   Steve Nash

40 years in industry…and counting

I joined the motor industry after graduating in 1977, having piqued my interest with a summer job working as a parts delivery driver, writes Liveryman Steve Nash. I loved the business and being around cars so it was a logical […]

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22.04.18   Michael Quinn

A family affair

I was introduced to the Livery by my boss, the late Sydney Creamer, who owned and ran the Jaguar main dealer, RA Creamer in Kensington, writes Liveryman Michael Quinn. I was accepted as a Liveryman in November 1999 and since […]

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22.04.18   Colin Parlett

A day to remember

Di and I are keen narrowboaters so we were absolutely thrilled to be selected by ballot to be one of the 40 narrow boats chosen to join the 1,000 boats celebrating HM The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in the River Thames […]

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