The RAF at 100.......the story of just one squadron

Malcolm Brooke


Region:
Anywhere
Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
Type:
Hobbyist with a professional approach
Fee:
Paid: £35 per presentation plus travel expenses
Category:
History
Updated:
13th November 2018
Tagged:
Military History | Travel | Raf | Squadrons

This presentation looks at the history of 49 Squadron. They were formed in 1916, disbanded in 1919 and reformed as WW2 approached. During WW2 they flew Hampdens, Manchesters and then Lancasters. In the immediate post war years they flew Lincolns and saw service in Kenya. In their final years they flew Valiants and were involved with the nuclear tests of the late 1950s. The presentation looks at some of the personalities, the locations they flew from and some of the operations that decimated the squadron.

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About Malcolm Brooke

For many years Malcolm worked for the MoD schools (teacher, headteacher, advisory) and was fortunate to live and work in several interesting parts of the world. Most of his talks are inspired by his time in Cyprus and Germany. In 1974, as a young teacher in Cyprus, he experienced the military coup and subsequent Turkish invasion and, when living in Germany, saw the events of November 1989 as the Berlin Wall came down. He currently lives near York but between March and July he is enjoying himself in Cyprus and unavailable to give presentations. Malcolm is happy to travel to most areas of the country but within a 100 mile radius of York seems like a sensible idea. However, if you are desperate for one of his presentations he can always make an exception! Feedback is always positive and groups often rebook immediately. Malcolm's presentations use his own laptop and data projector......however a screen needs to be provided.

Presentations last approximately 50mins (+/-5) but, for a slightly higher fee (+£15) can be longer to enable two slightly shorter sessions with an interval break.

People wishing to know more about his interests should look at one of the following websites.

www.militaryhistory.co.uk

www.bomberhistory.co.uk

www.49squadron.co.uk


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