The last true Aston Event I was on in late 2019. It seems so long ago now. Made some great friends and we formed the Vanquish Day group. Cannot wait for the Vanquish Day 2021 (postponed from 2020) to happen this year.
We stayed at Petwood Hall hotel, formerly the Officers mess for the Dambusters 617 SQN during WWII. We were made very welcome and had our evening meal in their former SQN bar. The hotel manager gave us a great after dinner talk all about the escapades of the airmen.
Some fantastic artefacts are now featured in that bar. Including a chunk of pine tree that as collected by the front of one aircraft during the Tirpitz raid. Truly skimming the tree tops.
Bomber command museum was also well worth a visit. Again an excellent tour was provided by an ex RAF airman and volunteer.