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I AM writing on behalf of Steve Vizard, a World War II aviation historian from Kent who was one of the team that recovered the Rolls Royce Merlin engine from the Hurricane flown by the late Ray Holmes from Wirral during the Battle of Britain, 1940.

The engine was recovered in London last year and is now on display at the Imperial War Museum.

It is believed that the propeller blade from the German bomber - a Dornier Do. 17 which Ray Holmes shot down - was put on display many years ago by a local ATC Cadet Squadron in Wirral.

Through Mr Vizard, the Imperial War Museum would like to display the German propeller blade with the Merlin engine from Ray Holmes's Hurricane.

I would be grateful if anyone can help in tracing it. John Molyneux, 375 Leasowe Road, Moreton, Wirral CH46 2RE

WHATEVER happened t o Mint Cracknell bars? They were two square bars covered in chocolate with a green filling of almost glacier mint

P Jones, L11

I WOULD appeal to anyone who has any club memorabilia from 1905 t o 1945 to get in touch.

All the pre-World War II records were lost at the outbreak of hostilities and were never recovered. In our centenary year we are keen to try to fill in our incomplete history. I would be grateful for assistance.

Mr D. Hughes, Secretary, Huyton and Prescot Golf Club, Hurst Park, Huyton. Tel: 0151 489 3948

PADDY Shennan's Rewind reminder of The Champions (Flashback, Nov 26) was warmly welcomed. Although not a fervent fan, the series evokes an exciting epoch in the evolution of television.

I was surprised that Paddy did not allude to William Gaunt's sojourn as overseer of the Playhouse Theatre, almost 30 years ago.

I remember bumping into William in Church Street in 1978 - and enjoying a pleasant chat with him

Derek Jeffery, Heswall

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Publication:Liverpool Echo (Liverpool, England)
Date:Dec 3, 2005
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