From the archives: 30 years ago

Brechin ATC (No 2365 Squadron) has won the Dundee and Central Wing Master Trophy for aircraft recognition, for the ninth year in succession. This has been achieved despite two new members in the three-man team. Kevin McDonald and Cadet Craig Mearns joined Flight-Sergeant Allan Mann, who helped win the trophy last year.

The Brechin railway Preservation Society receives its largest consignment of rolling stock next Friday. Four British Rail coaches have been acquired from an engineering firm which had gone into liquidation. Two of the coaches are tourist open coaches bought by the Caledonian Railway (Brechin) Limited for operation between Brechin and Bridge of Dun.