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Whittle Memorial Lecture: keeping the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight airworthy


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The Whittle Memorial Lecture about keeping the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight airworthy promises to be an interesting evening

Date and Time

03 February 2014 - 19:00-22:00


Sleaford, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)


Organised by the East Midlands of England local network.

About this event

We are pleased to welcome Richard Oldfield of BAE Systems and Kevin Ball from the RAF to this joint event between the IET, Royal Aeronautical Society and Institution of Mechanical Engineers. The Whittle Memorial Lecture this year will give us an insight into the challenges of keeping the iconic Battle of Britain Memorial Flight aircraft serviceable and airworthy.


1900 - 2200

Additional information

Directions to Whittle Hall, RAF Cranwell:

Parking for Whittle Hall is in the Royal Air Force College Stadium Car Park, off Cranwell Avenue, the B1429. 

If travelling via the A17, turn onto the B1429 and follow the road into the RAF camp, the road turns to the right, then to the left, the Stadium car park turning is on your left and you double back upon yourself to the car park. 

If travelling via the A15, turn onto the B1429 and proceed through Cranwell Village.  Continue on through to RAF Cranwell and continue until you are almost all the way through the camp.  The road bears sharp left ahead, there is a turning to the right which then immediately bears left; the Stadium car park is directly ahead of you.

Whittle Hall is 200 yards from the car-park; there is a pedestrian access gate immediately in front of you when you turned off the B1429.  The gate will be manned by RAF Personnel to admit visitors.

All attendees MUST be prepared to present a form of photographic identification on demand to the RAF personnel manning the entry gate.  A photo driving license or passport is recommended.

Registration information

Please register online.  NOTE: Pre-registration for this event is essential.


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