29th January 2018

Lasham Gliding Society Winter Talks

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All talks are held on Saturday evening, will usually commence at 6pm and are held in the Brown Elephant briefing room.

Although most of the events are free of charge it is customary that a silver collection is made at the end of each talk for the Lasham Trust or other deserving cause of the speaker’s choosing.

Dinner will be available in the restaurant afterwards. Booking is advisable at thegoldenglider@outlook.com. Or 01256 384910. The bar is also available to members and visitors at all times.

3rd Feb – A talk by Nik Christides on London Taxis, the knowledge and London oddities. Nik is half of the Golden Glider and is our head chef at Lasham. Before he moved into catering, many will not know that Nik was a London Cabbie.

10th Feb – Two videos presented by Glyn Bradney. The first is about Anne Welch OBE, who took a prominent role in the development of British Gliding. The second was made in the late 1960s and is called “gliders in the sky”.

17th Feb – Flight over Germany – Flt Lt Russell ‘Rusty’ Waughman DFC – A chance to hear first-hand from a WW2 Lancaster Veteran. Flight Lieutenant Russell “Rusty” Waughman was just 20 years-old when he flew his first sortie during the Battle of Berlin in 1943. Rusty is an excellent speaker and has some eye-opening stories of what it was actually like to defend our isle during WW2.

24th Feb – Lasham Gliding Society Annual General Meeting. This event will be for LGS members only.

3rd March – A talk by Steve Markham on his 7/8th scale replica Spitfire aircraft. Steve lives locally to Lasham and has built and operates his Spitfire from a private strip near RAF Odiham.

10th March – Hamilcars Horsas and Hotspurs as well as some others. Glyn Bradney will tell us about military gliding operations and military gliders from 1940 to 1945.

Mike Philpott

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