Friday, 23 January 2015

Erroneous Memories

When I found the picture of 'The Den' from an old Eagle annual many months ago, I also found a copy of an Eagle cutaway drawing that I had had on my bedroom wall for many years. It was nice to see it again and remember the past. However, I also discovered that the drawing was not, as it stated, of the Black Knight rocket but of the Black Arrow. The difference is not easy to spot and the artist's mistake understandable. The outlines of each rocket differ in their proportions.

After many years, I found that there was something in my past that was mistaken. How many other errors are there in our pasts that will never be corrected?

Here's the erroneous drawing. Look carefully. It is dated 23rd January 1965. Fifty years ago today.