The story of the moonrakers is told in the Wikipedia article of the same name. Simple country fellows have the last laugh against officialdom – something we all dream about. The Moonrakers was the name of a fabulous Wiltshire gliding club that operated in the 1950’s and 1960’s from RAF Lyneham and then RAF Upavon. I was an active member of the club in the second half of the 1950’s, starting from my period of National Service in the RAF. My youth and its naive idealism: still present today.