07 June 7:00 pm
– 9:00 pm
The Jugroom Fort Rescue Mission by Ed Macy MC, AAC.
During a daring rescue mission behind enemy lines in the lawless Helmand Province of Afghanistan, two DFCs were awarded to AAC pilots for bravery in the air. Below them, Ed Macy was one of two AAC pilots awarded the Military Cross for bravery on the ground; the first awarded in AAC history. In this lecture Ed will recount the story of how two Apaches flying with Royal Marines on the stub wings ending up on the ground inside a Taliban fort. They were in a race against time to save a dying marine who had been shot and left behind with no hope of being recovered. Ed will use exclusive declassified images and Apache video footage to transport the audience deep into the action on mission which broke all the rules.
A curry supper is available from the The Museum of Flying's Apache Cafe team from 6pm (vegetarian meal also offered). Curry suppers are limited to 60, so book now to avoid disappointment.