The Spitfire Women of the Second World War

Wed, 11 May

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London

The Spitfire Women of the Second World War

A fascinating talk by Andrew Duncan about the extraordinary band of women Spitfire pilots who played such a vital but little known part in the Second World War

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11 May, 18:30

London, 90 Lots Rd, London SW10 0QD, UK

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Andrew Duncan has generously agreed to speak about a major theme of his recently published novel, Somerville's War: the women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary. Often at great peril, these extraordinary women ferried aircraft from the factory to front line airfields, freeing up RAF pilots for combat: a little known corner of World War Two history, the ATA is increasingly recognised as playing a significant in winning the Battle of Britain. Andrew's insight into the ATA and these courageous women, doing men's work long before that became commonplace, is unique: his mother was one of them. 

We are delighted that the evening will include a suitable musical accompaniment with songs from the era.

Tickets, which include a glass of champagne on arrival, a curry supper, musical accompaniment and the talk by Andrew, cost £65 per person. 

Doors will open at 6.30pm when Age Unlimited will welcome you with a glass of champage.Andrew's talk will begin at 7.0pm to be followed by a curry and music. There will be a cash bar for wine and spirits at supper.

If you do not use Paypal and so cannot buy tickets via this website, please contact Henrietta on 07774164243 to purchase tickets using your credit or debit card.

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