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RAF Club Presentation

BriefingPosted by Anthony Knight Mon, June 20, 2016 12:50:38
On Saturday 4th June your Secretary joined forces with Peter Roper, Typhoon veteran from Canada, to deliver a presentation at the RAF club in London. After our Chairman, Alex Wood, had welcomed the guests I spoke about the design, development and early operation of the Typhoon and its Napier Sabre engine. Then, after a refreshment break, Peter spoke about his experiences of flying the Typhoon. He gave a memorable account of being shot down, in Denys Gillam's aircraft, on D+1 and his subsequent experiences as a badly wounded prisoner. It was those events that eventually brought about the creation of ASAVN and the continuing memorial activities in Normandy. We had a good, attentive audience, filling the room.
In the evening I was priveleged to be invited to join Peter and his large family group for a memorable dinner at the club.