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Posted by M Hall on December 29, 2013 at 7:30 PM

A nice surprise is the aquisition of two portraits of the Mrs Eels to be, pictured in uniform at the rank of Flt. Lt., but, what was her name? at this time and serving a commission, she would still be single, unless anyone knows better? She is pictured again, some years later at the RAF Greatworth Christmas bash of '62 picking the draw. Alas, no picture of George here, we'll have to scrutinise the gallery to see if there is a glimpse of him? There is a severe shortage of pictures of our elite d'cour from yesteryear, SWO's and CO's in particular. Not surprising, because in those ole days, `they' didn't mix much with the `ranks', shame really, because they were an important part of our lives.

Edited and corrected rank.

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Reply [email protected]
2:20 PM on February 13, 2014 
Hi people. Just a quick post to say I joined the site yesterday 'on behalf' of The Inn. My son Dominic Capella and I (Sandra Turner) took over at The Inn on the 26th of November 2013. It is still a Hook Norton pub and we got Cask Marque status from CAMRA shortly afterwards. Opening hours at present are 11.30am - Close Tuesday to Saturday, 12.00 - close on Sunday, we are closed all day on Monday.
We are in the process of sorting a website that will have full details of our ales and example menus.
The pub is run as a family business and is family friendly, with the emphasis on a welcoming atmosphere, high quality traditional food at sensible prices, and well kept beer / wine.
We would be delighted if any of you have any old photos showing the pub or village from 'back in the day' that we could 'borrow' for inclusion on the web site and or to display in the pub itself. We love the sense of history that the pub and village exude, and would like to capture some of it in photo form. We would be more than happy to restore (if necessary and at our expense) copy, and return any pictures kindly made available to us.
Phone number for the pub is 01295 710976
Reply dutch
5:21 AM on January 11, 2014 
OK Tom, we are in agreement. One giant step for us, but a small one for mankind. My mother had one brother, whose eldest son was pilot officer Paul Stenger, R.A.F. 118 Squadron, Spitfire pilot. He died over France (near St. Omer) in June 1942, age 21. May he and all his comrades rest in peace.
Reply M Hall
11:30 AM on January 2, 2014 
Yes Dutch, on closer scrutiny and scratching my head!! that could be a ` double pip' on her shoulder. I cant remember how they looked with the light blue strips against the black strip and blue jacket, it's a long time ago. but I'll go with the flt Lt too, okay mate?
We don't know for sure if she was married at this time, but I think it unlikely while she was a serving commissioned officer, so we'll hope some kind soul will put a maiden name to this fine looking lass. Maybe a first name too?
Reply dutch
9:19 AM on January 1, 2014 
Mrs. Eeles had two stripes in 1945, doesn't that mean that she was a flight lt.??