Meeting mimics 82-year-old event

Sywell, Sywell Aerodrome, Pipewell Foot Beagles meet at Sywell Aerodrome 82 years after their first meet,  'Beagle and historic aircraft meeting to mark 82nd anniversary' Philip Garlick - joint master of the hunt blows the hunting horn'Thursday 19th January, 2012

Sywell, Sywell Aerodrome, Pipewell Foot Beagles meet at Sywell Aerodrome 82 years after their first meet, 'Beagle and historic aircraft meeting to mark 82nd anniversary' Philip Garlick - joint master of the hunt blows the hunting horn'Thursday 19th January, 2012

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Sywell Aerodrome has marked more than 80 years since the first Aerial Beagle meeting was held at the Northamptonshire airfield.

On November 20, 1929, a local hunt – the Pipewell Foot Beagles – were joined by more than 40 aircraft.

The airmen parachuted toy beagles out of their plane windows for the amusement of the hunt.

And members of the societies who met at that original event repeated it on Thursday – 82 years later.

The Pipewell group, which took along a pack of beagle dogs, met the Moth Club and its aircrafts.

Aerodrome managing director Michael Bletsoe-Brown said it was “a piece of history in the making”.

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