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Events at Stow Maries

RAF Centenary Conference


To celebrate 100 years of the RAF.

Speakers - two renowned aviation historian's; Peter Hart Oral Historian of the Imperial War Museum since 1981 and Air Commodore (Retd) Graham Pitchfork.  A unique aerodrome tour, delicious buffet lunch and a bespoke Wilkin & Son afternoon tea.

Please see schedule, poster and ticket links below: 

RAF 100 Centenary Conference

09:30              Arrival and Registration – Dope Workshop

                      Please move to the Airmen’s Mess once complete.

10:00              Welcome & Housekeeping

                       Eric Simonelli (SMGWA Curatorial Team Volunteer)

                       Please help yourself to Tea or Coffee

10:10              Opening Address

                       Air Commodore (Retd) Barry Dickens (SMGWA Curatorial Trustee)

10:30              Somme Success: the RFC and the Battle of the Somme

                       Peter Hart    Oral Historian of the Imperial War Museum since 1981.

11:45              Buffet Lunch

                       Served in the Airmen’s Mess – please wear your lanyard clearly

12:30              Aerodrome Tours

                       Meet at the Fuel Store, opposite the Airmen’s Mess main door

14:00             The Evolution of the Royal Airforce

                      Air Commodore (Retd) Graham Pitchfork

15:15             Tiptree Afternoon Tea

                      Served in the Airmen’s Mess, kindly donated by our Friends at Wilkin & Sons Ltd.

15:50             Closing Thoughts

                      Air Commodore (Retd) Barry Dickens (SMGWA Curatorial Trustee)

16:00             Conference ends    

                       Please feel free to remain on site until 1700hrs

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