Thursday, 5 December 2013

Father Christmas Visits Chimoio December 2013

All photographs made available by Bob Manser (RhAF)

Pixie is John Blythe Wood Jnr pilot 
No Prizes for guessing who Father Christmas is!

Getting the helicopter ready to fly

Push Starting the helicopter with Father Christmas showing which way to push

We are on our way

Here he comes!

Look at all the parcels in the bag.

Off to the party.

Whew - that was hard work.

Away in a manger

Community children


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At 5 December 2013 at 10:37 , Blogger Unknown said...

This set of pics brought man tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing.
Gary Wade

At 5 December 2013 at 12:38 , Blogger Unknown said...

Wonderful. I feel all choked up...
I think I've been away from Africa too long, and missed all the name changes. I thought Chimoio was in Moçambique (note the correct lettering.!)..? Obviously there is another one.
How happy and relaxed everyone looks. Makes me want to come home.
Will Ransom

At 5 December 2013 at 19:15 , Blogger Rhodesia Remembered said...

Brian Snyman (RhAF) Writes:-

Having just seen Bob Manser's pics of Father Christmas alighting from his fire-engine red Alo, I am amazed that these people, I assume, live in Chimoio. I also assume they farm the land and provide jobs to the locals too - typical old Rhodesian spirit and I take my hat off to them.
I subsequently looked further into Alo ZU-RFI and found a posting from you in Jan 2012, with Bob Manser requesting any info regarding this Alo. If he is still looking for info, I have some for him - just let me know if I can send it to him directly or if it must go via yourself.

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