FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions


Contact the Membership Secretary - eric.bpbc@gmail.com  - for an Application Form.
Over 150 Members who are spread across the globe.
The Club was formed in 1983 as the Beagle Pup Club. It was expanded to incorporate the Bulldogs when the RAF ceased using them in 2012.
Most events are open to all members, and others. Since one doesn't have to be the Club member to be allowed as the Facebook BP&BC group member, many non members are aware of our events and generally speaking they are welcome to join us. However, some events that have limited numbers, or are ‘private’ may be closed to members only (their entry under the Events page will be clear about any conditions).
Not on a regular basis, but we promote some events that take place abroad, most significantly a yearly ‘BullChip Meet’, in Abbeville, France.
In early 2022, we counted 20 members outside of the UK, with the largest group - 9 members - in the USA. Other countries represented in the Club are: Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Cyprus, France, Germany, New Zealand and the Republic of Ireland!
There are several events throughout the year. Some are organised by us, some are other clubs where BP&BC member are invited to participate. Please consult the Event page for the upcoming event list. We have decided to "anchor" a few dates, hoping it might be easier for everyone to plan their calendars. The "anchored" events are: 3rd Saturday in May – AGM (in 2022, it falls on the 21st May) 3rd Thursday in June – Afternoon Tea with Originals, Shoreham (in 2022, it falls on the 16th June) 1st Saturday in July – Deenethorpe BBQ with Auster Club (in 2022, it falls on the 2nd July) 1st Saturday in September – Audley End BBQ (in 2022, it falls on the 3rd Sep)
Good first points of contact are our Club Membership Secretary, Eric Spencer or our Chairman Michael Whitley. They will either deal with your enquiry directly or put you in touch with the appropriate person. Alternatively (or in addition) you can post a question in the Forum (you will need to register first).
Due to the Military lineage, Bulldogs can be operated either on an LAA Permit to Fly, or on a full CofA via the TRA scheme operated by de Havilland Support Ltd. Pups, however, were always built as civilian aircraft and therefore do not presently enjoy that flexibility. There is a Committee Member assigned to manage the project to make Permits available to Beagle Pups, and we report on this via our Newsletter as progress is made…
No, due to insurance requirements the Club doesn't sell parts any more. However, we do maintain lists of available parts, so PLEASE use the Club Committee as your first point of contact when looking for a part!

Want to find out more?

We welcome enquiries from enthusiasts as well as owners. Our members come from across the UK. If you are interested to find out more about our club please get in touch.

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