First World War in North AfricaAviation, armoured cars and Lawrence in the desert
This lecture focuses on the First World War in North Africa. The growing influence of Air Power in the war in the desert was directed by Geoffrey Salmond who commanded the RFC and later the RAF in the Middle East. Working with General Allenby his aircraft were the eyes of the ground forces, their protection, and eventually caused significant destruction of the enemy.
The lecturer is the Grandson of Air Marshal Sir Geoffrey Salmond, the third Chief of Air Staff of the Royal Air Force. David Baker has access to unique family documents about early flying and the rapid developments made in aircraft, weapons and aerial photography.
A curry supper is also available from the Apache Cafe at 6pm. Spaces are limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment.