Dambuster 'Jonny' Johnson at local school

The pupils of Highfields were treated to a once in a lifetime Q&A opportunity to meet Sqn Ldr George 'Jonny' Johnson, the last surviving Dambuster, with Chiayo's Stage Pro Portable PA System.

Location:    Newark, Nottinghamshire
Client:          Highfields Independent School, Nottinghamshire


Leading AV distributor, CIE-Group has recently come to the aid of Nottinghamshire-based Highfields Independent School when it welcomed the last surviving Dambuster for a return visit to the school.

The pupils of Highfields were treated to a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet Sqn Ldr George 'Jonny' Johnson – the last surviving Dambuster, who also used to be a teacher at the school following the war.


System Requirements:

On the morning of the visit, CIE-Group were called upon at the very last moment with a request to provide public address support for a Question & Answer session and speeches from Dambuster Jonny, the children and invited guests.


The Solution:

Currently celebrating their 50th Anniversary year with a series of community support and charity fundraising projects, CIE-Group provided a free loan of their latest generation Portable PA Systems – the Chiayo StagePro. The wireless audio systems provided high power voice coverage to the entire audience using a wireless tieclip microphone for the guest of honour and wireless ‘roaming’ handheld microphone used to great effect as it was passed around for the Q&A session.

A number of very interesting and enlightening questions were asked by the children about Jonny's experience as a bomb aimer in the Dambusters raids.

CIE-Group Sales Director, Steve Collin, who attended said, Everyone was captivated by Jonny’s account of the bravery and professionalism of his fellow crew members. So close to the commemoration the 70th anniversary of D-Day, it was both eye-opening and poignant for the children to experience this once-in-a-lifetime account from someone who experienced the true bravery of those who fought in World War II.

"CIE-Group were pleased to have been able to support this amazing and unique educational opportunity for the children."


Video Coverage:

Watch video coverage of the event from the BBC by clicking here



- FOCUSPROH38BT Focus PRO38 70W Portable PA UHF CH38, with Handheld Microphone


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Products used in this project

Chiayo - FOCUSPROH38BT Focus PRO38 70W Portable PA UHF CH38, with Handheld Microphone
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