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First Landing - the start of military activity at Halton

Lecture

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Learn about how flying started at Halton before the first world war and before the RFC was formed. Free car-parking; see 'Additional information' for specific details.

Date and Time

10 April 2018 - 19:30-21:30

Location

High Wycombe, United Kingdom - icon_popup  (See map)

Organiser

Organised by the UK - Thames&Chiltern:Bucks local network. Contact Andrew Dodd : 07801 459471 or andrew.dodd@theiet.org for more information.


About this event

In "First Landing", Francis Halford, curator of the Trenchard Museum, will talk about the start of flying at Halton airfield.  Francis is the curator of the Trenchard Museum at RAF Halton.

In 1913, Number 3 Squadron of the RFC spent 4-5 days operating from the Halton Estate during Army Manoeuvres.  Francis explains who they were, why they were there, what happened, what everyone thought about it and its significance in the conflict a year later.

Francis came to Halton in 1996 as a civilian instructor after he retired from the RAF.  Two years later, he took on a minor secondary duty helping with a small collection of memorabilia.  The post of curator was created and Francis took up the role.  He has been working there ever since and says he has been learning a little history along the way. 
In 1999 the collection of memorabilia moved to new premises, opened by Lord Trenchard. 

Programme

  • Doors open 7 pm
  • Light refreshments
  • Talk starts 7.30 pm
  • Talk finishes by 9.30 pm

Reasons to attend

  • The first of two linked events. 
  • Francis Halford, curator of the Trenchard Museum, will talk about the start of flying at Halton.
  • The second event will take place on Tuesday 18th May 2018 and is a tailored visit to the Trenchard Museum.
 

Continuing Professional Development

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This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Additional information

  • Doors open at 7 pm with light refreshments available until the talk starts at 7.30 pm
  • Free car parking adjacent to building; opposite Alexandra Park.  Please use Car Park D off Queen Alexandra Road; postcode for Satnav is HP11 2JZ.  (Please do not use car park C which is opposite the hospital.)

    Site diagram available at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cxel2zn4fa90wrt/High_Wycombe_Campus_map%20-%20marked%20up.pdf?dl=0
  • Car park D is opposite blocks of apartments approximately 200m up the road from the roundabouts at the bottom of Marlow Hill.  The LEFT HAND entrance barrier is usually raised from 6.45 pm onwards. If it is not raised, use the pillar-mounted intercom to contact the security office.  The adjacent barrier rises automatically on exit.

    Once parked, please then walk to the Owen Harris Building situated at the down-hill side of the car park, alongside Queen Alexandra Road.

Registration information

This event can contribute towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD) as part of the IET's CPD monitoring scheme.

Registration is recommended but not essential.

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