“The Battle of Britain over Somerset, 1940”

The next meeting of Pilton Village History Group will be on Monday 13th. March at 7.30pm in Pilton Village Hall.

“The Battle of Britain over Somerset, 1940”
We are delighted to welcome back Mr John Smith, who gave us a great presentation last year called ‘Roman Life in Somerset’, for what promises to be a really interesting talk,
which will explain how Somerset was defended against German Luftwaffe aerial attacks by bomber aircraft.

There were plans to have R.A.F. Fighter aircraft based in South West England to deter attacks,

supported by Anti-Aircraft Guns, Radar sites and Observer Corps aircraft reporting posts.

However, by the time of the Dunkirk evacuation, these plans were still just plans.

So, in June 1940, aerial defences urgently had to be produced to defend Somerset,

and in particular the Aircraft factories at Bristol and Yeovil.

This happened “Just in Time “.

The talk is supported by replica aircraft of nearly all the types used by both sides.

*** Please note that at the speaker’s request, this will be an ‘in person’ only meeting (no zoom or recording), so please make every effort to attend.

VISITORS very welcome. 
Members free, Visitors £2.

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