Are you old enough to remember what you were doing fifty odd years ago? More specifically, can you remember what you were doing on the 9th April 1969, the day Brian Trubshaw piloted the first flight of Concorde 002 from Filton to Fairford? If you can, I would love to hear from you.
I can tell you Easter that year was 3rd-7th April 1969… if that helps. Sadly, I can’t remember what I was doing or where I was, but the 9th April 1969 was during the school holidays.
Why do I want to know? Because I have a vested interest; not only will the 9th April 2019 be the fiftieth anniversary of the first flight of Concorde 002, but the late Brian Trubshaw was my step-father. I was immensely proud of Brian, as well as everybody else involved in the production of this sleek miracle of modern technology, The Concorde Family.
So I would like to publish a collection of memories of what people were doing on that day. Did you witness Concorde 002 taking off at Filton? Were you in the crowds at Fairford when she landed? Or did you watch it on TV? Wherever you were in the world and if the first flight of Concorde 002 was a memorable occasion for you, I would love to hear from you @ firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, could you title your email Concorde Memories. Many thanks.
My aim is to collate all the responses I receive and publish them, either on my website or in book form, closer to the fiftieth-anniversary date of the first flight of 002, the 9th April 2019. If published in book form, any proceeds from the sale will be donated to an appropriate charity.