Date(s) - 18/07/2018

 

Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea

Wednesday July 18, 7pm

Tickets £8

John Nichol, one of two RAF flight lieutenants shot down over enemy territory on their first airborne mission of the Gulf War, talks about his new book, Spitfire: A Very British Love Story. It tells edge-of-the-seat stories and heart-stopping first-hand accounts of battling pilots, some forced to bail out over occupied territory; of sacrifice and wartime love; of aristocratic female flyers, and of the mechanics who braved the Nazi onslaught to keep the aircraft in battle-ready condition. John Nichol and his fellow RAF lieutenant John Peters were captured in the desert half a mile from their blazing Tornado bomber, which began a nightmare seven-week ordeal of torture and interrogation that brought both men close to death. They told their story in their book Tornado Down. 

Phone 01273 464440 or visit ropetacklecentre.co.uk.