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Tuesday 2nd October - "Griffons, Merlins and Spitfires" - Kevin Patience
Tuesday 6th November - John Coote – "One Hundred Years of Air Navigation"
From his perspective as an RAF Navigator on Vulcan B2's and Nimrod maritime patrol aircraft, and a graduate of the RAF General Duties Aerosystems Course, John will highlight the major developments in the field of Air Navigation from the earliest days of aviation to the present day.
Tuesday 4th September 2018 - "Attack onTaranto" - Kim Sharman
Cold War Sea Vixen pilot Kim returned 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 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"
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.
Following RAF service Kevin had a full and varied career including international marine salvage and aircraft renovation. He will tell of his connections with the iconic WW2 fighter, the Supermarine Spitfire and it’s power plants the Rolls Royce Merlin and Griffon. Also his location and identification of two Spitfires off Malta including one on display in the Malta War Museum and another that now flies, together with some rare 1942 colour film of Spitfires in Malta.
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GOSPORT AVIATION SOCIETY
Meetings are held at the Stubbington Snooker and Social Club
7.30pm for 8.00pm
18th September : Jack Froelich
'Flying the KC135'
16th October - Joe Marsden
'Flying the Vulcan -
a Personal Perspective'
22nd November - 'Doc' Martin
'Operating and Flying the Wasp Helicopter'
18th December - Alan Key
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 :