December 1st today, Christmas is around the corner . . . . . . .
I was just laughing at the year that I arranged for everyone to send Warwick the same card, he said that by the time he opened the fourth or fifth he realised that every card would be exactly the same one. At the time I called in to see him he had sixteen on the wall, I think it eventually reached thirty or thirty-five. Fun days .
Eleven years now since he died, still miss the old bugger . . . . . . . . . . .
For many years Warwick ran the race circuit at Thruxton in the UK, he later voluntarily ran the club shop for the UK military vehicle club ( M.V.C.G. / M.V.T. ). Warwick arranged for another friend Spike to paint the designs for six Christmas cards based on WWII military vehicles, most of the club members bought sets of the cards which gave me the idea to organise everyone to send Warwick the same card. Thruxton was a wartime British airfield and used throughout the war but played a major role during the invasion period in June 1944, post war it became a race circuit.
Norman D. Landing, Forum Normandy Correspondent, December 01 2019.