Patron & Trustees
Patron: Air Chief Marshal Sir John Allison
KCB CBE FRAeS RAF

 

John Allison has been a friend of Sally B for many years and has been directly involved since 1983 when he became Chairman of the Flying Safety Committee for the Great Warbirds Air Display (from 1983 to 1990). From 1997-99 John was Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Strike Command, and Air Aide-de-Camp to Her Majesty The Queen. Previously he held a number of distinguished posts within the Royal Air Force, including Assistant Chief of Defence Group, Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander in Chief, Strike Command, and Air Member for Logistics and Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Logistics Command. John has always enjoyed recreational air display flying and gliding; now retired from the RAF, he still does. We are so honoured to have John as our Patron.

 

Trustees
Ellinor Sallingboe (Chairman)

 

Danish born Elly is the head of the B-17 organisation which included the Great Warbirds Air Display that she created with Ted White in 1981. Following Ted’s untimely death in his Harvard in Malta in 1982, Elly took control of the B-17’s operation, the Sally B Supporters Club and the Great Warbirds Air Display. Elly’s background includes a long period as a stewardess with TWA, Ethiopian, East African and Sudan Airlines. In 1981 she obtained her Private and Commercial Pilot’s Licences. Since taking over the financial operation of the B-17 organisation in 1982, her life has been dedicated to the momentous task of keeping Sally B flying.

 

Laurence Chandler

 

Laurence Chandler has been a close friend of Sally B for more than 30 years. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in January 1962 and shortly after joined an international helicopter operating and sales company rising to financial director. He set up his own accountancy practice in April 1974, soon becoming associated with B17 Preservation, and was the late Ted White's accountant. He has been a great supporter of Sally B ever since. Laurence recently retired as a Justice of the Peace having served more than 22 years as a magistrate in Kingston upon Thames. We are delighted to have him join our charity as a Trustee.

 

Edward Inman Esq OBE FRAeS

 

Ted Inman was Director of the Imperial War Museum Duxford (Sally B's permanent home) from 1978 until June 2004 and in that time built the Museum up to be the outstanding success it is today. Major projects have been the restoration of the historic site, the build up of the collection, a huge conservation and restoration programme, the development of facilities for 400,000 visitors per year and above all, the planning and execution of the American Air Museum in Britain, opened by Her Majesty The Queen in August 1997, and rededicated following the addition of a rare B-24 Liberator and SR-71 Blackbird by President George Bush Senior in September 2002. Ted was awarded his OBE in 1998 for services to aviation history. He has become a good friend to Sally B and we are extremely proud to have him as a Trustee.

 


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