Visit of Mandy Bennett, daughter of the late Harry Hudson to MAVC
Mandy, having travelled up from Plymouth, made her second visit to MAVC just a few years after she donated an oil pump from the crash site of JB601 ZN-V, the Lancaster flown on 21 missions by the Ginder crew, that included her late father Harry Hudson. The oil pump now features in its own display in the Zena Scoley room together with a booklet setting out various stories linked to this Lancaster, eventually lost in 1944 being flown by another crew.
Mandy was impressed with the changes to our offering since she was last here and was delighted with the oil pump display and the photographs of the Ginder crew. She also gave MAVC scans of her father's log book for its archives. She's clearly very keen that her father, and the whole crew, is not forgotten. They really did stick together for the rest of their lives. Members of the Curatorial Team were pleased to have the opportunity to meet her.