Join Chris Taylor as he provides a ‘no holds barred’ account of the many life-threatening and stressful situations he faced during the ups and downs of life as a Royal Navy Officer and Fleet Air Arm pilot of the Cold War: including inadvertently ramming a German frigate in thick fog in the Baltic; his encounters with armed Chinese patrol boats and soldiers whilst serving on a Hong Kong patrol boat; being attacked with an acetylene blow torch and kidnapped by a French trawler when he was a Fishery Protection Officer; as a Wasp pilot he almost singlehandedly had to protect the Royal Yacht from the threat of Libyan gunboats; as a Lynx pilot he won the day in numerous major international exercises around the world and served for a month on detachment to a Dutch frigate.
There will be the opportunity to buy a glass of wine or soft drink beforehand.
If you are unable to be there on the night, buy an online pass to watch live and join in the Q&A, or watch on catch up afterwards. Simply select a session - this is a requirement of our online ticketing system, but it doesn't matter which session you select because you will be able to watch the lecture at any time from 7pm on Monday 20th November. You will be sent a link to the page where you'll be able to view the lecture.
The content of lectures are based on the research and views of the guest speakers.
The Museum is an independent charity and all proceeds from this event go towards supporting the work we do in preserving the history of British Army aviation.