Upcoming Meeting - Air-to-Air refuelling during the Falklands Campaign
Air-to-Air refuelling during the Falklands Campaign and for the period 1982-84
Speaker: Group Captain David Drew RAF Pilot ret’d.
Wednesday 15th January 2020; 7:30 pm
Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote, RG8 0QY
This month the British Modern Military History Society will be hosting a presentation given by:-
Group Captain David Drew RAF Pilot ret’d, County Chairman, Royal British Legion
In flight refueling between an RAF Vickers VC10 and a Hercules and en route to The Falklands Islands in the South Atlantic. Filmed by a crew from Thames Television
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We look forward to welcoming you to this meeting.
Biographical notes – Group Captain David Drew RAF Pilot ret’d, County Chairman, Royal British Legion
David spent 37 years as a pilot in the RAF with three tours on Hercules and three as a flying instructor. Four tours on the MOD Central Staff were followed by a year teaching at the Army Staff College before moving to the development team for the Joint Services Staff College. In July ’97 he was promoted to Group Captain and had a tour at High Wycombe before taking command of the RAF detachment in Kuwait (Tornadoes policing the southern ‘No-fly’ zone in Iraq) in 2000. His final two short tours were at RAF Innsworth (Gloucester) leading studies into the future shape and basing of the RAF.
Since retiring in July 2002, David has worked as a volunteer for the Royal British Legion at all levels from Branch to National and, after three years as County Chairman, became County President for Berkshire and the Vale of White Horse in January 2017. He is also President of the Wantage & District Branch of Royal Air Forces Association.
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