Alastair will be here to talk about his latest book ‘School of Aces’ which tells the fascinating story behind RAF Sutton Bridge, the training school that transformed young men from inexperienced pilots into some of the finest airmen in the world. This is the story of how, between 1926 and 1946, the RAF developed and implemented a world-beating training system. School of Aces tells the astonishing story of the station through a wealth of individual stories – with famous names, drama, courage and pathos a-plenty – recalling how pilots, air gunners and ground crew came to be at RAF Sutton Bridge, what life was like for them there and what happened to them afterwards. It then turned out 494 Hurricane pilots with such rapidity that summer that no fewer than 390 graduates flew as part of that illustrious band of men known forever as ‘The Few’.
Tickets £5 to include a glass of wine or juice.