Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Reunion Day at East Kirkby

What a wonderful day it was! Last Wednesday, we finally got to meet some of the relatives of Dad's crew. Lovely people, with lots of stories, photos and memories, keen to meet Dad and ask him about his own memories.

We had great coverage from Tolu at Look North who did a brilliant feature on us and has helped us try and get the word out re the elusive Gordon Brown, tail gunner! From that feature, we've had a lead from an old neighbour in Halifax who remembers a Gordon Brown who flew in Lancasters. Could it be our man? We are making enquiries now so we are crossing everything that we find him in time for our screening on 11th September.

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Reunion filming day nearly here...

Over the last couple of weeks we've made some progress with getting some more relatives for the reunion day and we've had an emotional day in Bingley when we found Geoffrey Mander's final resting place.

We're still looking for one crew mate: F/S Gordon Brown, who came from Yorkshire. He's still proving to be very elusive, despite our small army of researchers. Can anyone help?

Our filming day at East Kirkby is going to be so special. As well as a good selection of relatives of crew mates arriving for the occasion, we've invited our wonderful team of researchers who have helped us in our ongoing search for what happened to all these young men. For those that haven't seen our trailer, this is what sparked all the interest off from Facebook and Twitter, have a look at this previous post:

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

It's been a busy week!

Lots of things happening over the last week or two... We've had a hugely successful event at Cambridge Guildhall last Sunday to celebrate the Steampunk channel on ESPTV. Glorious sunshine and wonderfully colourful traders, visitors and entertainers. Will most definitely do this again next year! Seek out Steampunk in Cambridge Facebook group and join in! Our army of researchers for "Finding the Pathfinders" have been wonderful- we have had successes in tracing quite a few of the relatives now and some of which are coming to our big filming day on 24th July. Still looking for info on one in particular though- F/S Gordon Brown- all our leads on him have drawn a blank. We'll see if we can get some more interest in our search by contacting Look North, as there's a possibility that he came from Yorkshire. In August we shall be travelling to Belgium to do some filming over there, to highlight some of the good work that the Pathfinder force did in minimising the civillain casualties; lighting up the legitimate targets for the bombing runs. Tickets are on sale remember- Don't miss out!