Our ground crew

The people who make Laguna's Legacy possible

Duke of Kent visits Piotr’s squadron (image credit: © Peter Sikora Archive)

The Laguna's Legacy Directors

Scott Booth - Founder and Director

Having spent 9 years in the Royal Marines Commandos deploying on operation tours in Northern Ireland and Bosnia. Now working in the Medical Devices world as an International Business Development Manager for a British Orthopaedic Manufacturer.

Hobbies

In between working abroad, being with my family and trying to build Spitfires, I am a very competitive person and have always liked physical challenges. I try to train for a few hours daily Running, Cycling and Swimming. I am a regular Triathelete and Ironman competitor.

Dale Messenger - Co-Director

Dale is responsible for the administration and social media aspects of the project and also acts as a sounding board for Scott. An Army Veteran with over 10 years experience, Dale has successfully started several companies in innovative markets areas such as Drones and security.

Hobbies

In his spare time Dale like’s to spend time with his family and also keep fit. He is also an aspiring chef and petrol head.

The Laguna's Legacy Team

Sean Gane - Education Lead

Sean lives in the Forest of Dean. He is an Army veteran with many years active service experience. Upon leaving the forces Sean has spent the last 9 years working for a forces charity that initially helped him, but subsequently he went on to help many others after being asked to become a team member. This experience helped not only the servicemen and women but importantly their families too in areas of work, life and relationships.

Hobbies

In his spare time Sean likes all things outdoors from wild camping to mountaineering. He is also a history enthusiast with a passion for knowledge and understanding to help him grow.

Tony Booth - Volunteer

Tony spent more than 30 years in the Prison service. He spent his formative years as an engineering draughtsman, in the footsteps of his father before him who had been a draughtsman for A.V.Roe’s (AVRO) during the war years

Hobbies

Now heavily involved with classic Cars and also LSL, Tony is very much enjoying being busy in retirement.

Karl Booth - Transport Manager

With over 30 years experience, Karl is by day a senior HGV Driver with a vast experience in all levels of vehicle haulage. Karl has been instrumental in the trailer design and advising on routes for travel as well as helping at the shows in all capacities.

Hobbies

Karl likes to keep fit in his spare time and a regular at the gym and also likes to spend time with his children and granddaughter.

Brian Booth - Volunteer

Now retired having worked for Renishaw Plc (metrology, machine calibration etc.) for 15 years as a Senior Buyer. Prior to that; Apprenticeship with R.A.Lister (industrial diesels) with career spanning 20 years culminating into production management.

Hobbies

Brian’s hobbies are spending time with his family, holidaying and he also works as a Police Support Volunteer (Fleet care with Gloucestershire Constabulary)

Peter Sikora - Historian / Advisor

Peter Sikora is an aviation researcher, historian and writer who specialises in the history of the Polish Air Force between 1918 and 1946. Peter kindly wrote and supplied all historical information contained within this website including the Polish Air Force, Pilot and biography sections including Piotr Łaguna on our Home and About pages. Peter and Scott have become firm friends and have focused from the beginning of the project, that accuracy must remain the key to historical knowledge. It was in fact Peter who has mentored Scott in all aspects of the Polish Air Force as well as helping him to contact the Laguna family. Peter has written a number of books, the one relevant to this project’s protagonist is below, entitled ‘The Polish Few’, available from Amazon or Pen & Sword websites.

Sam Booth - Volunteer

Sam is a Royal Engineer with over 9 years experience having worked in active and peacetime tours. Sam likes to keep fit in his spare time and likes to mountain bike and running. Brought up on family history and tales of Spitfires from his father Scott, Sam has followed in his father’s footsteps by getting involved in the project.

Adam Ciezarek - Volunteer

Adam is a second generation Pole with rich family military history. He has an avid interest in Hurricanes and Spitfires largely seeded from a young age when learning about his Polish heritage through his grandfather who was a war veteran. Adam works in the pharmaceutical Industry supporting the quest to discover new medicines and improve people’s lives.

Hobbies

In his spare time, he is a father to three children and keeps fit through running and cycling. He is also a keen motorcyclist.