WONZ 283 – Wings Over Britain: Conversations from Shuttleworth

Guests: Darren Harbar, Steve Darlow, George Dunn DFC and David Bremner

Host: Dave Homewood

Recorded: 1st and 2nd of July 2023

Published: 16th of September 2023

Duration: 1 hour, 10 minutes, 20 seconds

In this episode Dave Homewood met with several friends at the hallowed ground that is Old Warden aerodrome, the home of the world famous Shuttleworth Collection. He interviewed a few people, the first being well known and respected aviation photographer Darren Harbar. Darren had shown Dave around the collection and museum, and sat down to talk about the Shuttleworth Collection and his special connection with it. He also discussed his work as an aviation photographer.

Next Dave talks with aviation historian, writer and documentary maker Steve Darlow, and WWII bomber pilot and author George Dunn DFC, Ld’H. Steve discusses his involvement in writing books about Bomber Command, and his involvement with helping to make the film Lancaster, and the current project, Mosquito. George talks about his wartime experiences, training in Canada, and flying Halifax heavy bombers, then Mosquitoes, and then Spitfires.

And finally Dave talks with David Bremner, who with his brother Richard and friend Theo Willford reconstructed the WWI Bristol Scout C, 1264, as flown by David and Richard’s grandfather Francis Bremner over Gallipoli during 1915 while in the Royal Naval Air Service. This wonderful aeroplane lives at and flies from Old Warden.

Darren’s sales tent at the Shuttleworth Military Show while he was still setting it up.

Quick Links:

 Darren Harbar’s Photography Page

 Darren Harbar’s Photography Facebook Page

 Steve Darlow’s Website

 George Dunn DFC’s Book ‘Resolute’

 Bristol Scout: Rebuilding Grandad’s Aircraft

The music in this episode is I Vow To Thee, My Country by Gustav Holst.
The photo above of Darren Harbar comes from Darren’s Facebook page
The photo of Sue, Dave and David was taken on Sue’s camera.

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