Three meetings were held in 2012.

Spring Meeting:   Saturday 25th February 2012, London.

Venue:  The Ballroom, Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly, London.

Theme:   When it all goes wrong – putting it together.


Chairman: Dr Claire McCready
Wg Cdr Andy Timperley, RAF Consultant Adviser in Aviation Medicine
“Bursting the Bubble”
Coffee and introduction to the quiz: Dr Alec Hurley
Dr Nancy Dixon, Healthcare Quality Quest
“Significant event analysis in Aviation medicine – tools to heal healthcare systems”
Mr Nick Dann, Senior Inspector, Air Accidents Investigation Board
“Accident Investigation – learning lessons”
Chairman: Mr David Hillam, Quizmaster: Dr Alec Hurley
Dr Tim Nuttall, The Event Medicine Company Ltd
“Medical Cover for Major Airshows”
Sgt Jim Bethell, 202 Squadron, RAF Leconfield
“Search and Rescue – the challenges”
Sqn Ldr (Retd) Martin Withers DFC and Wg. Cdr. (Retd) Bill Ramsey
“Flying the Vulcan”
Quiz results and discussion
Discussion continued in ante-room

Summer Meeting:  Sunday 20th May 2012.

Fly-in at Breighton, Yorkshire.

Autumn Meeting:  14th to September 2012, Yeovilton.

Accommodation was in the very attractive Hollies Hotel, Bower Hinton, Martock, Somerset.


A visit to Yeovilton Fleet Air Arm Museum, including  a special lecture on ejection seats.

Lunch at Brown and Forest Smokery Restaurant.

Visits to John Leach Pottery or a Cider Distillery.

Private after-hours guided tour of Haynes Motor Museum followed by drinks in the Red Room and black tie dinner.

The AGM was held on Sunday morning followed by a visit to Montacute House.