MFair, glad to hear you missed the worst of the Tornado.

We're off to England in the morning to see our older son. He and his wife have just had a baby girl, a little sister to my 3 1/2 year old grandson. Her name is Eleanor, the same as my great-grandmother, who was also a Londoner before the family moved to Glasgow in 1911. I'll catch up with everyone's stories and with Jim Collins's continuing saga when we're back. In my absence, RAF_Louvert has graciously agreed to expand on his role as Gong Fairy to assume the mantle of chair of the campaign gods, so if you need to start a new pilot (heaven forbid) before 7 May, please PM Lou.

And if you haven't done so yet, drop over to WOTR and fly the new Spitfire. It's outstanding!

Best wishes to all,