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Members Afternoon

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Our January meeting is the traditional Members' Afternoon when we will be treated to a selection of short presentations by branch members. All members and guests are most welcome to come along - doors open at 13.45 and we have the room until 17.00 to allow for all these talks plus refreshments mid-way through the programme. We do ask for £3 on the…


White Heat: The New Warfare 1914

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  The appearance of a new book from our President is always an exciting event and the publications of White Heat is no exception. This volume is his tenth on the subject of the First World War and in it he concentrates on the technological aspects of the conflict. Mr. Terraine contents that 1914 saw a confluence of technological innovation and in…


'From Flying Dreadnought to Dogfighter' by Greg Baughen

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From Flying Dreadnought to Dogfighter by Greg Baughen    In this talk, Greg Baughen describes the story behind British efforts to overcome the problems. Inspired by the Royal Navy's dreadnoughts, the Royal Flying Corps planned to rule the skies with their own aerial battleships. It was an approach that proved to be a mistake and would delay the d…


'From Flying Dreadnought to Dogfighter – The Troubled Birth of the British Fighter' by Greg Baughen

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This talk destroys many myths about WW1 fighter development. Part talk, part detective story, it explains how the importance of air superiority was understood long before the First World War began, explores how the influence of naval thinking delayed the development of dogfighters like the Camel and SE5a and tracks down the mysterious Fighting Expe…


'Sopwith Aircraft and the Great War' with David Hassard

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David Hassard will be giving a talk on Sopwith Aircraft used in the First World War.      IMAGE: Captain Malley, with his all white Sopwith Camel. From Pinterest, Public Domain. Australian War Memorial A033880 


'Formation of the RAF' with Stuart Hadaway

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The Suffolk branch hold monthly meetings, which are open to members and non-members of the association. The meetings include a talk on a Great War related subject, given by branch members or well established historians and authors. 'The Formation of the RAF' is the subject for April given by historian Stuart Hadaway. Most talks are usually an hour …


084: December 2008/January 2009

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The Gallipoli Conference 2018 : 3 November

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To honour the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the RAF this year's Gallipoli Conference is being held at the prestigious RAF Club.  A subsidised rate is also offered to members of The Western Front Association.  To book a place, all Western Front Association members need to do is email conference@gallipoli-association.org. The subjects be…