Big online response to talk on the Few

Top aviation author Dilip Sarkar entertained a large online audience with fascinating tales of the Few when he delivered the first in our series of online talks.

Dilip became the personal friend of many of the Few while researching his books about the Battle of Britain, and his talk was illustrated by a number of unique photographs, many from the personal albums of the aircrew he got to know.

In an enthralling talk, he highlighted his friendship with Group Captain Peter Townsend CVO, DSO, DFC*, who commanded No 85 Squadron during the Battle of Britain and achieved Ace status. Dilip pointed out that while he now tends to be remembered for his romantic attachment to Princess Margaret, in later life he devoted himself to charitable work that remains largely undiscussed.

The free online talk was the first of a series that has been arranged by the Trust, replacing physical talks that were due to be held here at The Wing. Dilip will be online again to give the second talk, which will be based on some of the stories in his latest book Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour’s Human Cost.

The second talk will be online at 3pm on Wednesday 24 February, while speakers Paul Beaver, Christopher Joll and Melody Foreman are lined up to deliver webinars in March and April.

There is a limited number of signed copies of both Battle of Britain 1940: The Finest Hour’s Human Cost and Letters from the Few, which contains some of the tales Dilip told in his first talk, available from our online shop.

Dilip’s talk is available to watch on the Trust’s YouTube channel here for a limited period.

2 thoughts on “Big online response to talk on the Few

    So glad to see what is happening, that time is not being wasted!. I hope that I shall be able to find the 1st talk on U-Tube, and to find how to see the ‘webinair’ advertised for the 28th.

    Alas, I missed out on the internet generation, and am slow to catch up ! I am looking for information to help me give membership to my son, for his birthday, this month.

    Yours Sincerely,

    Jan Dryburgh

    Dear Jan

    Thank you for your message. I have emailed you details on how to purchase a membership.

    Kind regards

    Audrey
    Assistant Manager

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