Mike Peters

Mike Peters
Mike Peters served in the British Army for more than thirty years. As an Army Air Corps Soldier, and later in his career as an Officer, he served in Northern Ireland, Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He has maintained a lifelong interest in military history, working as a Battlefield Guide, an author, and recently as a TV Historian. He has published Glider Pilots at Arnhem, Glider Pilots in Sicily, and Bomb Group - a history of the 381st Bomb Group USAAF.
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  1. Speakers Corner: The Glider Pilot Regiment at Arnhem 1944
    Speakers Corner: The Glider Pilot Regiment at Arnhem 1944

    Family Ticket: 2 adults, 3 children; Child Ticket: aged 5-15; Under 5: FREE

    In this talk, Mike Peters will tell the story of the Glider Pilot Regiment, which embarked on Operation Market Garden at the zenith of its strength but was almost shattered at Arnhem. This event will be held at the Storage Works Speakers Corner tent.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme.

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
  2. Speakers Corner: Operation Ladbroke, Sicily 1943
    Speakers Corner: Operation Ladbroke, Sicily 1943

    In this talk, Mike Peters will examine the anatomy of a Pyrrhic Victory, asking what went wrong with Britain’s first major Airborne Operation and why? This event will be held at the Storage Works Speakers Corner tent.

    Outdoor Programme Event

    The Outdoor Programme daily ticket gives you access to everything on the festival's massive Outdoor Programme. The child ticket is applicable for ages 5-15; Under 5’s are free

    We have talks on the IPGL and History Hit Outdoor Stages, the Living History encampments and static displays, Speaker's Corner talks, performances from the History Tellers and others, live music, two bars, the Emporium, book shops and numerous cafes and food stalls. Anyone with an Outdoor Programme ticket can access up to twenty-five different scheduled events on any one day, so it is truly great value.

    For those wishing to experience The Trench, Sword School and Children's Creative History events, these are ticketed separately and need to be pre-booked. Rides on the Vintage Fairground are payable at the ride.

    Tickets to individual events in the Hiscox and Smith & Williamson tents also provide access to the Outdoor Programme on that particular day (1 person per ticket).

    £0.00
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