17 May 7:00 pm
– 9:00 pm
This May sees a talk by Group Captain David Baker on the early flying commanders John and Geoff Salmond at the Museum of Army Flying.
From teaching others to fly to reconnaissance missions over enemy lines in France to being pivotal in the development of the use of wireless radios and 3D camera.
Not to mention driving innovation into metal airframes and engine development, which eventually ended in the development of the winning Schneider Trophy aircraft the Supermarine S6B.
The achievements of the Salmond brothers were so many that David will only be able to highlight but a few of them, but in doing so he will tell the fascinating story of the early years of the Royal Air Force and the vision and determination which enabled the War in the Air to be won.
A curry supper is available from the The Museum of Flying's Apache Cafe team from 6pm (vegetarian meal also offered).