The 99th Garrison was privileged to be invited to Dreamflight's send off on Sunday 20th October, 2013. If you follow my blog you should already know all about Dreamflight but if not.... shame on you! You need to check out www.dreamflight.org for details.
|The Crew and Pat Pearce MBE "Aunty Pat" boarding the plane.|
|One of the many shuttle buses to the hangar.|
As well as doing the troop at the hangar on the Sunday I had volunteered to help out Dreamflight with the childrens' arrival at the Renaissance Hotel at Heathrow on the Saturday. This meant being there for 10:00am and then spending the morning with a small team of others sorting 192 Dreamflight T shirts, jackets and trousers into a bag for each child which was labelled and contained one of each item in the right size. I then spent the afternoon helping with the check in and checked in my old friends from the Dolphin Group with whom I have previously done the trip on two occasions. I had a lovely day doing this and stayed at the Hotel afterwards to see the children enjoy their evening party as well, leaving the hotel at about 8:30pm.
|The band of the Welsh Guard and their mascot.|
|Missing Paul, Paul, Greg, Jim, Rachel and Stuart.|
|We just had to pose on the police outrider bikes when asked! :-)|
|Swapping helmets with the Welsh Guards.|
The military band of the Welsh Guard were also there along with their mascot Goat and the atmosphere was lovely.
|Fett on a bike!|
|With one of Heathrow's engines and crew|
|Dreamflight's British Water cannon salute.|
|Chewwie on a bike!|
|One of the police officers and dogs with Rach.|
|One of the officers sticking his head out of the plane... like you do on an average flight!|
|Believe it or not this is the pilot and first officer with Dave P!|