North East veterans join ‘Project Propeller’ reunion


Two North East World War Two airmen will be taking to the air again tomorrow (Saturday June 21st) when they travel to this year’s ‘Project Propeller’ reunion.

Mie Warren, from Saltburn, and John Hall, from the Sunderland area, who both flew Lancaster bombers during the war, will be flying from Durham Tees Valley Airport to Gloucester Airport for the annual event which aims to bring together wartime airmen with current pilots. Around 100 aircraft carrying over 160 veterans are expected to take part in the reunion at Gloucester which is home to the Jet Age Museum.

Former Wing Commander Mike Warren was involved in the D day landings as well flying raids in Lancasters as both a pilot and later a rear gunner after he was shot down and injured, whilst Mr Hall flew 60 missions as a Lancaster rear gunner.

Providing the ‘transport’ for the North East flyers will be Colin Granton and David Breden, both private pilots based at Durham Tees Valley.

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