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A Voice in a Million

Welcoming in the Spring & Singing for Blackbushe Airport!

Working Hard in the Office!

February is rapidly drawing to it’s close and we are only a day or two away to welcoming the Spring and moving forward into March.

I don’t have a huge amount to write about largely because it’s been business as usual for February. I’ve been out this month performing romantic songs for the Valentine season while working hard in the office selling shows for the year. Office work can dive me a bit potty and I’m longing to get back out on the road again as I head off to perform along the south coast at the start of next month. I usually open at Hurstpierpoint but this time will be a little different as I begin in Farnham and continue down to Chichester. I have a mixed bag of music to perform with no show like another as I mix post modern with the 1970s and musical theatre with Spring time favourites.

All Set for Blackbushe Open Day!

It’s hard to get a handle on the theme for this year, apart from every-one is going all out for D-Day. Like busses everything seems to come at once and everybody seems to want me for the same dates which is frustrating. That’s the snag with anniversaries and commemorations you have to play the exact dates, days either side often wont do and it can be difficult getting the balance right.

I’m thrilled to announce I’ve been booked to sing for Blackbushe Airport’s Open day on the 15th June which is just after I come back

I’m On My Way Now!

from Normandy. I’ve been booked to preform 3 shows daily covering songs from the 1940s, 50s and 60s.

Blackbushe Airport has an interesting history. It started life in 1942 as RAF Hartford Bridge, and it was used by RAF squadrons throughout the remainder of  the second world war for reconnaissance, defence and strike operations using Spitfires and Mosquitoes. It was also the home of the Free French Squadron (Lorraine).

I’ll Be Delighted to Perform for you in the 15th June!

A number of important people landed at the airport including King George VI  and Queen Elizabeth, Supreme Allied Commander General Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery.

RAF Hartfordbridge was also the home of a new system known as “FIDO”(Fog Investigation and Dispersal Operation) built by the Airforce Construction Unit. Pipes were laid down both sides on Runway 26, and fed with fuel. The pipes had small holes, and if the airfield was shrouded in fog, the fuel was ignited. The heat created would cause the fog to rise and disperse.

On 18 November 1944, the airfield was renamed to RAF Blackbushe, due to confusion over a similar area in Norfolk. On 15 November 1946, the RAF had moved out, and the airport was handed over to the Ministry of Civil Aviation, becoming Blackbushe Airport.

I’m looking forward to their event very much and it will be great to play somewhere new.

Keep Following Toodle Pip and Bye for Now!