Forgotten Few - the story of the naval pilots in the Battle of Britain


For 20 years, the contribution of the Fleet Air Arm in the Battle of Britain went unrecognised by either the Admiralty or the Air Ministry. In 1960, the definition of ‘veteran of the Battle’ was widened to cover two naval squadrons in Scotland and although the naval pilots were mentioned in official records and memorials, their individual histories have seldom been recognised. Paul Beaver uses the research from his new book to tell the stories of some of the characters – the Royal Marine Ronnie Hay from Amesbury; Douglas Bader’s wingman, Dickie Cork and earlier operations in Norway.

A curry supper is also available from the Apache Cafe at 6pm. Spaces are limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment.

05 September 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm