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Vulcan People => Former Aircrew => Topic started by: djrose007 on February 10, 2015, 01:52:29 PM

Title: Ken Pollard and others
Post by: djrose007 on February 10, 2015, 01:52:29 PM
I wasn't aircrew so hope it's ok to post about former aircrew in this section.

Anyone know, remember, Ken Pollard?
He came to the Museum last Saturday and he was a Vulcan pilot.
I was giving tours of XM569 with Alan McDonald (was AEO) and it turned out that they served on the same squadron at the same time at Scampton. I think it was 83 Sqdn.
We are working on Ken to get him as a volunteer for the museum!!

Other visitors have included Barry Simon and Roger Hannaford. Harry Hopkins is still around and sometimes pops in. Haven't seen Peter Odlin at the museum but met him on a ferry in Malta (recorded in another thread in 2012).

Another member of crew we have at the the Museum is Bob McDonald and the chairman of trustees is John Lewer (Nav Radar).

So apart from the XH558 and XM655 crews there's still lots of them out there, thank goodness.


Title: Re: Ken Pollard and others
Post by: Paddy Langdown on February 10, 2015, 02:04:23 PM
Roger Hannaford was AEO on one of the crews I was on when I was a co-pilot(Bill Downs - 35 at Coningsby), Pete Odlin I remember (vaguely), Harry Hopkins was at Waddington.

Scampton Squadrons were 617 & 27 ( 38 was not ).
Title: Re: Ken Pollard and others
Post by: djrose007 on February 10, 2015, 02:32:50 PM
Hello Paddy, Alan McDonald has corrected me, they knew each other on 83 Sqdn, not 38.

Ken Pollard went on to serve with 617 Squadron by the way.

This is Roger Hannaford now -

http://(http://i572.photobucket.com/albums/ss162/djrose007/Jet%20Age%20Museum/21June2014JetAgeMuseum-RogerHannaford-XM569AEO_zps94623de2.jpg) (http://s572.photobucket.com/user/djrose007/media/Jet%20Age%20Museum/21June2014JetAgeMuseum-RogerHannaford-XM569AEO_zps94623de2.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Ken Pollard and others
Post by: Paddy Langdown on February 10, 2015, 03:47:57 PM
Can you send me a message to say how I can get in touch with him, please?
Title: Re: Ken Pollard and others
Post by: Pujgnie on February 10, 2015, 08:27:46 PM
Colston Nicholls (ex 617) remembers Ken Pollard as a Captain on 617
Title: Re: Ken Pollard and others
Post by: djrose007 on February 11, 2015, 11:22:40 PM
Colston Nicholls (ex 617) remembers Ken Pollard as a Captain on 617

Yes, he did go onto 617 Squadron. If I see him again I'll get contact details.

Title: Re: Ken Pollard and others
Post by: Ced Hughes_Rob Hughes on August 30, 2015, 12:11:57 PM
Ken Pollard - Al McDonald - these are familiar names??? My dad Ced Hughes was also on 617 squadron... do you remember him?