Baillie Gifford Tent, Mon 25th June 09:30 - 13:15 (225 mins)

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the birth of the RAF, we are bringing together a number of experts and veterans to talk about and discuss the evolution of British airpower. With veteran pilots of WWII, the Cold War and the Falklands, as well as a focus on that unsung hero of WWII, the Hawker Typhoon, analysis on the RAF in the Second World War, and a Spitfire engine start-up, this will be a very special and exclusive morning. With veterans Colin Bell, Bernard Gardiner, Chris Coville and historians Paul Beaver, James Holland, Seb Cox, Steve Prince, and restorer and pilot, Sam Worthington-Leese.

9.30-10.30 Piston & Jet Pilots
Paul Beaver with Colin Bell (Mosquito) and Chris Coville (Tornado)

10.30-11.00 Coffee and Discussion by Planes: DH2, SE5 and Spitfire

11.00-12.00 Hawker Typhoon
Sam Worthington-Leese and Bernard Gardiner

12.15-1.15 The RAF in World War II: Strategy for Victory
James Holland with Seb Cox and Paul Stoddart