‘How Keen Can You Get!’ (R’s Fans Travelling by Air)

On 6th January 1962, a party of 19 R’s fans (plus a journalist), flew from London Airport to Manchester. The group then continued their journey by coach to Turf Moor, for the FA Cup 3rd round-tie against Burnley.

The 4th April 1981 home match programme (v Grimsby Town) included a photo of five R’s fans preparing to board an aeroplane to Bristol.

The caption reads: ‘Five of Rangers’ most ardent fans preparing to “take off” en route to Bristol. Left to right: Nick Darbon, Dennis McCarthy, Peter Stead, Peter Kingham and George McLoughlin.

The boys travel by air to many of our away games and, so far this season, have made flying visits to Cambridge, Newcastle, Bristol City and Wrexham.’

The R’s had lost 1-6 at Turf Moor in 1962 but successfully secured a 1-0 victory at Bristol City in February 1981.

Gary Waddock scored the Rangers goal after coming off the bench to replace Bobby Hazell.

Steve Russell

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