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Bomber Command

An airman’s logbook 
17th February - 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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An airman’s logbook

Speaker: Graham Walters, Palmerston Forts Society

In this talk Graham will examine the fascinating logbook of Flight Sergeant D. J. Hughes DFM

Hughes flew as a Lancaster gunner in 460 Squadron, completing 19 operations including 8 to Berlin in the winter of 1943/44. Transferring to the elite Pathfinder 156 Squadron in the spring of 1944, he survived a total of 55 operations.

The talk will cover the tactics, ethics and politics of Bomber Command. Looking at the technologies and radio countermeasures in the deadly game of cat and mouse fought out in the night skies over occupied Europe and Germany.

This talk will take place at Fort Nelson. The Visitor Centre will be open from 6.30pm. Light refreshments will be served afterwards and are included in your ticket price.

Tickets: £5