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Friday Morning Talk: Reflections on the Battle of Britain – with Air Marshal (Retd) ‘Black’ Robertson CBE

15 July at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

After his well-received talk in November last, Air Marshal Black Robertson, author of the Fighters in the Blood and A Spitfire Named Connie, is paying a welcome return visit to the Museum. This time he’ll be reflecting on lesser known aspects of the Battle of Britain, in particular those individuals and organisations whose largely unheralded contributions helped ensure the nation’s survival. Above all it’s a story about people, those who in the summer of 1940 helped turn the tide of events. The Air Marshal’s father, a decorated Spitfire ace, was in training at the time but later flew with veterans of the conflict, giving rise to a fund of related stories. It promises to be a fascinating talk.

Air Marshal Black Robertson CBE BA FRAeS FRSA RAF (Retd)

‘Black’ Robertson joined the RAF in 1963, instantly acquiring the nickname that’s remained with him ever since. After 3 years at the RAF College, Cranwell, he spent the next 33 in flying, staff and command appointments including tours of duty in the USA, Germany and the Falkands. He flew all the RAF’s front line fast jet aircraft and also qualified as a helicopter pilot. After retiring he spent some 5 years with BAE Systems before establishing his own consultancy. A past Clerk to The Honourable Company of Gloucestershire, he’s a trustee of the David Vaisey Library Prize and a Cranfield Trust mentor. His time is now devoted mainly to lecturing and writing: www.blackrobertson.com.

This talk will take place onsite in the Museum’s Learning Centre and is included in Museum admission or Annual Membership.

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15 July
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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