Taken from:

Volume 19, Issue 4                No 3 Group Royal Observer Corps Association Oxford               December 2001

Christmas Quiz

(With grateful thanks to Winchester Group for the idea and the Quiz!)

R E D N A S Y L L U B C O X W H C R O T S I N Z
C E O O D O O V D A K O T A R O H A R P O J O E
I L H T I T V I O N D R O F E R E H I E D U T R
S Y A C E C N A L I R O T I N O M T O G A F S O
S L B N T L E K C L I N E L M R E D N A M M O C
A F G D K A W R C A R A V A N F T E S R O H B A
L Y N X C N C O L T I D X H U S E A K I N G R B
C A B O H C T Y R A S O S L F R O L E M A C B L
A M B A V M M A L C R E M R A F R A T S O R E A
R U H A Z E L E B F L A G O N A C U T L A S S C
E S H O R D D O T U R E L T T A B X O F A E S K
L T K L O O M O C T R E C L O B B E R N O S I B
E A I U J B N R L E E L V R M O O T E P I N S I
S N Z R A Y E E L L R U C O E U C X I N G U K R
S G P Y P H T I G E R M O T H E L I X C K H I D
T I R I P S A W O I K S T L G D K D O H O U N D
I S I S N N H R U R E I R R A H N B O O T O U O
D N A R T S R E V O D N A R B E R I F T I P S G
O E I E K O C N A A R B H P S A E S W I F T O U
V K X V I M Y S T E R E K O O C M N O E C I B L
E A U T O C R A T S E D O L G A K R A L D C E L
N R E P P O H S S A R G O S Y C A M O R E A A A
O D N I H N O R A B E R I F A E S U Y A C S R E
M W E M A E S T R O F U A E B E R G T A R H E T

I did think of leaving the readers to work out what had to be done with the letters – but thought that the Christmas spirit could require a clue or two. Included above, are the names of aircraft from all over the world and from the beginning of time!! They run in any order, forwards, backwards and diagonally but the letters must be consecutive and they can overlap. On my answer sheet from Winchester I have the figure 160, but I can’t remember if this is the total number of aircraft that can be found or the price of a pint! I managed 72 before my eyes glazed over, so let me know how you do – there are no prizes just a sense of satisfaction, but then a ticket to a Greek airshow could be a possibility!

Health Warning – There may be the odd typographical error – I could hardly read the answer sheet by the time I had finished drawing circles all over it. Good hunting, Biggles.