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In Praise of Lord Trenchard: Son of Somerset, Father of the Royal Air Force
  • The Museum of Somerset
    Castle Green
    Taunton,
    Somerset
    TA1 4AA
n this talk Tom Mayberry, Chief Executive of the South West Heritage Trust, tells the extraordinary story of Hugh Trenchard, the man who created the RAF. He was born at Haines Hill, Taunton, in 1873. He went on to have a distinguished military career and in 1918 became first Chief of the Air Staff on the creation of the RAF. For the next ten years he defended the fledgling service, ensuring that it could play its decisive role in the Second World War. When he died in 1956 the hero that Taunton forgot was buried in Westminster Abbey #RAF100 Booking via Ticketsource or call us.

Talk by Tom Mayberry, Chief Executive of the South West Heritage Trust. £9.50 (BA)

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