Tuesday 4th September 2018 - "Attack onTaranto" - Kim Sharman
Cold War Sea Vixen pilot Kim returns with his enthusiastic and well researched presentation on the daring raid on the Italian base by his Fleet Air Arm predecessors in November 1940. The successful operation by aircrew and Swordfish aircraft from HMS Eagle and HMS Illustrious was to have far reaching consequences for future naval warfare.
Tuesday 2nd October - Navy Wings Team - PROVISIONAL - Details TBC
Tuesday 6th November - John Coote - "Navigation" - Details TBC
Tuesday 1st May 2018 – Air Commodore Graham Pitchfork
"Extending the Operational Boundaries – Further, Higher, Faster 1919-1939"
Tuesday 2nd January 2018 - Phil Nelson
"Unlucky 13 - the crash of B17G-20-VE ‘Paper Dollie’ #42-97622"
Monday 15th May – Michael Draper –
‘Biafra – The Air War & Relief Airlift’.
Biafra between 1967 and 1970 remains one of the many forgotten African wars of the second half of the twentieth century. Michael’s well-illustrated talk was based on his personal involvement and covered particularly the air bridge of arms and food supplies to the Biafran enclave. Aircraft involved included the Constellation, DC6, Stratofreighter and Dakota as well as military Mig-17s and MFI Minicons. The talk was followed by a showing of the 45 minute award-winning documentary “Jesus Christ Airlines”
Graham returned with a brand new presentation. The period between the two World Wars saw the RAF develop its operational capabilities by flying some epic long-range flights to the furthest points of the Empire. It also created new height and speed records which led to the development of some iconic aircraft and aero engines.
Details of the future Programme
will appear in the coming weeks.
Some talks are already listed with
others awaiting details to be
agreed with the speakers.
Further information will follow.
So remember to visit the site!
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GOSPORT AVIATION SOCIETY
Meetings are held at the Stubbington Snooker and Social Club
7.30pm for 8.00pm
SOUTH HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL AVIATION SOCIETY
Meetings held on the first Wednesday
of the month at 7.30 for 8.00pm start at
The Romsey Working Men's
13 Market Place,
Romsey SO51 8NA
The Society's full programme may be viewed on the SHHAS website.
Follow the live link below
to see more:
The Arun & Chichester
Air Enthusiasts Society meet in Chichester at the Park Hotel (behind Sainsbury's on the
Meetings start at 7.30pm
Full details of their latest programme
may be found on their web-site :
Paul Beaver is giving a series of tlalks at the Museum of Army Flying.
Full details of times, admission charge etc can be found on the Museum's web site by following this link :