Tuesday, October 06, 2015 - 01:45 AM UTC
Darren Baker brings us news of two upcoming events at the Museum of Army Flying. Situated 5 miles from Andover, the museum is easily reached by car or public transport.
Allan Mallinson: Mons to the Marne | 15th October 2015 7pm
Allan Mallinson, The Timesís monthly chronicler of the First World War provides an exclusive lecture at the Museum of Army Flying.
The opening lecture of the Museumís new Autumn/Winter Series. Former soldier, military historian, novelist and author of 1914: Fight the Good Fight, Allan Mallinson, looks at the RFCís contribution in the first crucial month of fighting.
Mons to the Marne: The Royal Flying Corps, explores whether the Corps was an unexpected instrument of success in the First World War.
Tickets are only £10 and a glass of wine/soft drink is included in the ticket price.
Helen Doe: Fighter Pilot | 19th November 2015 7pm
Historian and author of Fighter Pilot: Helen Doe takes the floor at the Museum to discuss her new book: Fighter Pilot.
Her father was W/Cdr Bob Doe.
In June 1940, at the age of twenty, Bob Doe believed himself to be the worst pilot in his squadron. Just three months later he was a highly decorated hero of the Battle of Britain.
Her book Fighter Pilot is a story of the pilot who, in his own estimation, was not promising material for a fighter pilot. He left school at fourteen and had none of the qualifications or background of his fellow officers. But he found his place in the Battle of Britain, shooting down fourteen enemy aircraft and sharing in two others (he was the third highest scoring pilot of the Battle). He was unusual in achieving these victories in both Spitfires and Hurricanes.
In this talk Helen tells her Fatherís amazing story, including his time in Burma leading an Indian Air Force squadron against the Japanese.
Tickets are just £10 and a glass of wine/soft drink is included in the ticket price.
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