Join us on the 78th anniversary of the D-Day landings, to hear Tony Bray tell the tale of the glider assault on the bridges over the Caen Canal and the River Orne, described as the greatest feat of flying in the Second World War. Tony will also explore the development of airborne forces, both parachute and glider, from the darkest days just after the Dunkirk evacuation, to the successful airborne operations later in the war. Discover why the gliders became obsolete, leading to the Regiment’s transition into the modern Army Air Corps.
This year marks the 80th anniversary of the formation of the Glider Pilot Regiment and Tony’s talk will include recently recorded interviews with surviving veterans from this illustrious regiment.
The lecture starts at 7pm, all attendees should be seated by 6.50pm.
A curry supper is also available from the Apache Café at 6pm - advance order only (last orders for curry Sunday 29th May).
Curries are limited so book soon to avoid disappointment.
If you are unable to attend in person, then buy a pass to WATCH ONLINE. This event will also be recorded for catch up viewing afterwards.