Date(s) - 18/07/2018
Ropetackle Arts Centre, Little High Street, Shoreham-by-Sea
Wednesday July 18, 7pm
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.