FANCY A PIECE OF LUSTY LINDY? – THE 1st #twittervforce AUCTION
#twitterVforce are very proud to announce that we have teamed up with Andre Tempest & Team Victor to celebrate the anniversary of the arrival of Handley Page Victor B(K).Mk2 XL231 ‘Lusty Lindy’ at Elvington 20 years ago on 25th November, and to offer you the once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of this historic V Bomber and veteran of Operation Granby during the first Gulf War.
Over the past few months we here at #twitterVforce have been in discussion with Andre to be able to offer you all a chance to own a piece of Lindy that is totally unique, with the intention of raising as much money to help keep her ‘LIVE’ and in the pristine condition that she is currently in,
and folks, here it is…
Victor main wheel tyre, Removed from the Port front outer wheel assembly after
the run in May where Flt Lt Olly Suckling Captained XL231 ‘Lusty Lindy’ for the
first time. Remove due to wear and the second set of chords showing. In RAF
speak; WTL (Worn to Limits)
If that’s not enough, if you are the lucky/highest bidder you will be invited up to Elvington as a special guest of Andre and Team Victor to spend the day alongside Lindy, with a full tour both inside and outside followed by the presentation of your item which will include certificate of authenticity and unservicable documentation*
A full photo shoot of the days proceeding will also go towards an exclusive blog to be published both on Lindy’s blogsite & the #twitterVforce website.
*other delivery/collection arrangements can be organised if required.
- Auction to finish on Monday 25th November 2013 at 2200hrs GMT
- Winner will be contacted by #twitterVforce – Please ensure your email address is correct!!!
- Payment can be made either via the donate button at (VictorXL231.blogspot.co.uk) or in person at Elvington via Andre Tempest if collecting.
- You can bid as many times as you like!
- Genuine bids only!
So there you go………….you may already own a piece of a Vulcan or a rare piece of a Vickers Valiant – so now is the time to complement your collection with a historical piece of British engineering…….. then again, maybe what a fantastic way to start your collection and in doing so, helping a V Force Bomber and her team of dedicated volunteers preserve this icon for future generations to gaze in awe at her finesse, power and damn right beauty.
To the top right of this blog post (& below the @VForceHQ twitterfeed on the main page) you will find our Lusty Lindy auction!
GET BIDDING and
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY LINDY, HERE’S TO THE NEXT 20 YEARS
Oh, and if you need a reminder have a look at this:
Rod, Dave & AvGeekette