Bomber's Moon: The Equipment and Tactics of RAF Bomber Command during World War Two

Richard Marks


Region:
South East
Notice Period:
Short (maybe less than one month's notice)
Type:
Professional
Fee:
Paid: £50 plus travel @45p per mile up to 30 miles from Reading
Category:
History
Updated:
8th August 2021
Tagged:
Military History | Raf | Aviation

From uninspiring early results to becoming an important element of the Allied efforts to defeat the Axis powers, the command grew in capability. In this talk we will look at how the aircraft and tactics developed during the war and how technology was used to support the squadrons in their missions. Please note that this talk will not discuss the moral issues associated with strategic bombing,

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About Richard Marks

I am a published historian based in Berkshire who specialises in industrial and railway history and the history of science. My current areas of research are the aircraft and systems of the RAF, industrial development in the Victorian period, and the development of the railway and canal systems in Britain in the mid to late 19th Century. I am currently researching a PhD in economic history and am a tutor with the WEA.

My talks appeal to a broad range of audiences and sizes of groups. I’m happy to adapt the length and format for your requirements. My aim is to educate and entertain, leaving the audience with a new perspective and wanting to learn more.

A 20 year career in technology, working with British and international manufacturing companies has given me a unique perspective as an historian.

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