Anderson Memorial Lecture for 2019 – V Force – The Glory Days 1955 - 1965 - Fully Booked.
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Anderson Memorial Lecture for 2019 – V Force – The Glory Days 1955 - 1965 - Fully Booked.

04/03/2019
When: Monday Evening
7:00 PM
Where: Daedalus Officers Mess
RAF Cranwell
Sleaford, UK  NG34 8HB
United Kingdom
Presenter: Andy Brookes Former V Bomber Pilot, Author, Historian, and TV Commentator.
Contact: David Pike
+44 (0)20 7591 3134


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Andy’s talk will include the development of British nuclear weapons and the evolution of the Valiant, Victor, and Vulcan to form the Medium Bomber Force (MBF). He’ll discuss their operational effectiveness and tactics including the requirement to use electronic warfare (EW) rather than guns for defence. 

He’ll address Anglo-US targeting and the UK National Plan against Russia. Also discussed will be the development and introduction of the British Blue Steel and the cancelling of the US Skybolt stand-off weapons for use against the most heavily defended targets; and the need, eventually, to go from very high to very low level operations as surface-to-air missiles performance increased.

Reference will be made throughout upon the overall impact of having MBF upon British prestige and foreign policy. 

If you have any of Andy's books on your bookshelf, please bring them along for Andy to sign.

Lecture Room limited to 70 people limited to 70 people
Price per person: £2 for raffle tickets, pay on the day

Pre-registration essential. Please register on-line at least four weeks before the event. You will then be contacted by email regarding security requirements. Please bring photo - ID