16 April 2010

Tuesday, 16th April 1940

Rather mild morning, bright sunshine but getting very cool and dull and heavy snow showers in afternoon. The landscape was quite white for a short time but the snow soon melted.Uncle Will called. Finished twin gear for Alan Spooner's aero. Jack and Billie Essam called with their Warnford Imperial aero. Took them to Joseph Hood's and made a few flights - but not a promising model.

On this day in 1940 Iceland requested recognition by the USA. (And on this day in 2010, ash from a volcano in Iceland caused a second day's closure of UK airspace to IFR - effectively commercial - traffic.)

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