'Laugh or Fly: Royal Flying Corps on the Western Front' by Peter Hart & Gary Bain
30 Nov

Caption: A BE 2c in flight. Courtesy: IWM

About this talk: The indomitable duo turn their sights on the Royal Flying Corps and the Western Front, with predictable results!

About the speakers: A lively, supremely well informed, and amusing speaker, Peter Hart is one of our most popular visitors. He's a military historian specialising in the Great War and was the Oral Historian at the Imperial War Museum from 1981 until his retirement. Tonight he is teamed up with his irrepressible collaborator, Gary Bain. They are perhaps best known to the wider world for "Pete & Gary's Military History", a highly successful and original series of talks available as podcasts on many streaming platforms.

Where we meet: We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH. Meetings are held on the last Thursday of each month (except August and December). They start at 19:30, with the doors (and the bar) opening at 18:30. We do not charge entrance fees but do welcome donations of £5 or more towards our costs.

How to get there: The club is next to Morrison's supermarket and Petts Wood railway station (trains from Charing Cross, Cannon Street, and Victoria). Parking at the rear of the club is free but you need to enter your car registration into the machine (on the left as you enter the club). Failure to enter your registration can lead to a £50 fine. There's easy free parking in adjacent side streets.

Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH
30 Nov 2023 19:15