Lecture: 110 years of Aviation History in Hertfordshire, 1913–2023
January 9, 2024 7:45 PM - 9:00 PM at Marlborough Road Methodist Church only
Guy Thomas will cover airfields, aircraft and individuals, which include early aviators Noel Pemberton Billing, MP for Hertford, W E Johns of ‘Biggles’ fame who was born in Hertford in 1893, Frederick Handley Page who developed Handley Page Aircraft Ltd at Radlett and Geoffrey de Havilland who set up de Havilland Aircraft at Hatfield in 1930. Today, the county’s aviation industry continues with research, design and development with Airbus Defence and Space Site, MBDA missile systems and the STEM Discovery Centre as an education facility, developed in partnership with North Hertfordshire College, Airbus and others.
Guy has a lifelong interest in aviation heritage and has produced aeronautical drawings and articles. He is a tour guide at the RAF Museum, ‘speaker finder’ for the East Hertfordshire Aviation Society and gives talks on aviation topics.
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