Chairman - Derek Gurney Secretary - Peter Binfield Treasurer - Gerald Marlow Speaker Secretary - David Waltham-Hier Outings Secretary - Mark French Membership Secretary - Jeff Oglethorpe Hospitality Co-ordinator - Peter Johnson Raffle - Stephen Blackshaw Committee Member - Stephen Collett

Visit to ATC at Lasham for a talk and tour of the of planes and engineering works

Visit to Bletchley Park looking at the Collossus machine

Members about to embark on a Solar Powered boat trip in Chichester harbour.

Probus members at the D Day museum in Southsea.

Boarding for a Jazz and Ale night on the Basingstoke Canal with fish and chip supper.

Probus members visiting the Museum of Army Flying at Middle Wallop

Probus visit to the Royal Armouries.

Probus visit to Uppark.

Probus members, wives and friends excellent visit to Exbury Gardens in the New Forest.

Alton Probus Club visit to Houses of Parliament

Alton Probus Club evening Bowls Tournament at Four Marks Bowls Club.

Visit to the Haynes Motor Museum.

Club visit to West Green Gardens


The Aircraft Enthusiast Group of Alton Probus Club visited Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury, home of the Boscombe Down Aviation Collection.

It was a lovely day for a cross country drive and we received an equally warm welcome on arrival with a welcome mug of coffee and plates of chocolate biscuits. The visit then commenced with an informative presentation in their conference room where we learned the history and background of the collection. The collection was originally started by enthusiasts at nearby Boscombe Down airfield but moved to Old Sarum four years or so ago. Starting with one hangar they have since taken over a second hangar to house the growing collection. Since moving from Boscombe Down the group have widened the scope of the collection and now seek to represent not only Boscombe Down but also aviation in the Wessex area. We saw a wide selection of aircraft ranging from a First World War era BE2 to a Tornado with a Chipmunk, Meteor, Jaguar, Sea Harrier and several helicopters in between. There was also a working Link Trainer of 1945 vintage which several members enjoyed “flying”. Following the visit members adjourned to the nearby “Old Castle” for an excellent late lunch.

Viewing the prototype Mosquito at the De Haviland Museum.

Visit to FAST – Farnborough Air Science Trust. The Cody Flying Machine.

Berkshire Aviation Museum visit.

Probus Visit to Solent Sky Museum.

Visit to the Military Aviation Museum, Tangmere

Club visit to RAF Museum, Hendon.

Visit to Battle of Britain Bunker, Uxbridge.