Lecture Programme :
All lectures are held during our monthly meetings at our Kents Hill Community Centre* venue (see the 'Contact Us' page for full details).
Doors open at 19.30 for a 20.00 start.
*Please note it is not currently possible to hold our lectures at Kents Hill - please click here.
8th December 2020 - This lecture will be presented via Zoom
Peter Griffiths - Sextant to SatNav - 45 Years in Aviation
Peter Griffiths takes us on a journey through his aviation career. Peter started his flying with BOAC in 1967, navigating by map, compass and sextant. After 8 years he joined Cathay Pacific and stayed with them for 29 years, reaching the position of Fleet Manager B747. After leaving Cathay, he flew executive jets until retiring in 2013. Read more....
12th January 2021 - This lecture will be presented via Zoom
Megan Maltby - We are CWGC
Megan Maltby is the Senior Public Events Co-ordinator for the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Tonight she will discuss the history of the CWGC, their global commitment and how the work continues today. It will reference work in the UK and local war graves in Milton Keynes
9th February 2021 - This lecture will (probably) be presented via Zoom
Greg Baughen - Duncan Sandys - Demon or Fall Guy?
Author and (sometimes controversial!) speaker Greg Baughen returns with a talk that describes how the Air Ministry was heading towards pilotless aircraft long before the 1957 Duncan Sandys White Paper. It looks at the various unmanned systems developed between 1916 and 1957. It describes how in the 1950s there was general agreement between government and Air Staff about the general direction the RAF was going and explains that the 1957 defence review was not about replacing piloted aircraft with missiles
9th March 2021
MKAS AGM and Photo Competition