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as at 16 October 2017

You’re invited!

Big Heritage are delighted to invite you and a guest to the official relaunch of one of Liverpool’s hidden wartime treasures: Western Approaches (1-3 Rumford Street, Liverpool, L2 8SZ).
Please join us on Thursday 26 October 2017 from 6pm to discover more about this iconic site, which was critical to the Battle of the Atlantic and to the Allies victory in the Second World War.

This underground bunker, in the heart of Liverpool City, was also home to hundreds of people who had a critical but often secret and untold role in the war effort.  Over the past few months, we have been working hard to return the bunker to its original 1940s setting and although it’s still a work in progress, we are keen to share the building and start telling the forgotten stories from Western Approaches.
We would be delighted if you could join us for this celebratory evening, which will provide you with a chance to have a preview of the bunker, listen to live music from the period, and enjoy some light refreshments from our bar.

Please reply by email to rebecca@bigheritage.co.uk by Friday 20 October if you are able to attend.
Parking is available opposite the building on Rumford Street or in the nearby Capital Car Park on Fazakerley Street.  The nearest Train station is James Street, less than 5 mins walk away. 
Hopefully see you soon! Best wishes from all of the Big Heritage team
Rebecca Mason, Project Manager – Big Heritage CIC

item added 16 Oct 2017

Women in the Royal Air Force

ROYAL AIR FORCE HISTORICAL SOCIETY: A SEMINAR TO BE HELD AT THE ROYAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM, HENDON ON WEDNESDAY, 11 October 2017

Chaired by Air Chf Mshl Sir David Cousins, the day’s speakers will include, Air Cdre Cynthia Fowler Gp Capt Kathleen Sherit, Dr Tessa Stone, Peter Elliott and the RAF Museum’s Nina Hadaway.

Their topics will include women in the air forces of WWI and WWII, female pilots in the wartime Air Transport Auxiliary and the post-war RAFVR, and the path to combat roles in regular service.

The day will conclude with personal accounts from the perspectives of a pilot, Fit Lt Julie Gibson, and a Squadron Commander, Gp Capt Sara Mackmin.

Attendance is open to non-members of RAFHS. The Seminar will begin at 1030hrs. Coffee will be available from 0930hrs.
RAFHS Booking form - note attendance must be pre-booked - how to find the Museum, payment, security and catering details are on the form.

This item was added on 29 Aug 2017. When the Seminar is published, a link will be added so that all can read the papers given.