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Coachlines - February 2024

28.02.24 The Master Bettine Evans

Master’s message February 2024

Greetings fellow Coachmakers. I do hope your feet have not become webbed as mine have, since we appear to have entered the monsoon season. Having been soaked literally to the skin four times whilst carrying out my Masterly duties, I […]

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28.02.24   Assistant Lyn Litchfield

Editor’s letter February 2024

Dear readers, Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the Year of the Dragon. Amongst 12 Zodiac animals in the Chinese horoscope, the dragon is the only mythical creature. People have mixed feelings towards it, many believe it’s a year of uncertainty, […]

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28.02.24   The Clerk

Clerk’s notes – February 2024

Reading through the weighty tome entitled: The Royal Navy Day By Day, I was not surprised to find fewer entries than normal for the day of 29th February. However, during the Egyptian and Sudanese Wars of 1882 and 1884-1885, Captain […]

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28.02.24   The Clerk

Enter the Coachmaker Banquet 2024 Prize Draw

To maximise your opportunity to win one of five fabulous prizes in the Coachmaker Banquet 2024 Prize Draw, tickets are now available to purchase online. For those who are unable to attend the Coachmaker Banquet 2024 to be held on […]

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28.02.24   Steward Neil Sheath

Meet the Team – Steward Neil Sheath and the Aerospace Awards Sub-Committee

To start off, a little about me and where I came from, writes Steward Neil Sheath. I joined the Royal Air Force back in 1981, attending the RAF College at Cranwell straight from school and onwards to pilot training, eventually […]

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28.02.24   Assistant Giles Taylor

Automotive bursary winners 2024 announced

Each year, the Automotive Charity Sub-Committee, led by Assistant Giles Taylor, awards two bursaries to talented young design students studying at the Royal College of Art in London, and Coventry University. Both the RCA and Coventry offer courses in automotive […]

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28.02.24   Freeman Patryk Nelkowski

Freeman Patryk Nelkowski becomes an aviation air-worthiness inspector

Since embarking on my aviation career as a licensed aircraft engineer becoming an under-35 Freeman of the Livery, achieving the status of a Light Aircraft Association (LAA) inspector stands out as a significant achievement in that aviation journey, writes Patryk […]

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28.02.24   Honorary Assistant Lesley Upham

The Master’s 350th Charter Anniversary Fundraising Initiative is under way

The 31st May 2027 is the 350th anniversary of the signing of our first Royal Charter. To celebrate, the Master has launched a fundraising drive to put our money where our mouth is when it comes to living up to […]

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28.02.24   IPM Julian Leach

The road less travelled: Bucket list holiday – Galapagos ✓

When I was elected Master, I became aware of the number of retiring Masters who went on fantastic holidays soon after they left office, following what can only be described as an intense and exhausting year. So, I thought, why […]

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28.02.24   Liveryman Martin Derrick

Coachmakers visit to Retromobile in Paris

Twenty Coachmakers and partners headed to Paris in early February to visit Retromobile – probably Europe’s most important classic car event – and enjoy the best of the French capital city’s culture, writes Liveryman Martin Derrick. Our base was the […]

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28.02.24   Assistant Lyn Litchfield

Coachmakers golf fixtures announced for 2024

Captain of Golf, Assistant Graeme Hunt has announced the following Livery golf fixtures in the coming months, and he would be very grateful to see more Coachmakers joining his merry band. The Duchess of Gloucester Cup at The New Zealand […]

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28.02.24   Liveryman Mark Jurd

Report from an international coachmen’s dinner

In 1673 it took eight days to travel from London to Exeter and a writer of the time commented: “This kind of journeying is very tedious, so that only women and people of inferior condition travel in this sort.” By […]

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