The Secret Spitfires

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Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club

Ballards Ash

Malmesbury Road

Royal Wootton Bassett

SN4 8DS

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The Secret Spitfires - Directors Cut

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THE SECRET SPITFIRES

Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club, Ballards Ash, Malmesbury Road, Royal Wootton Bassett, Wilts, SN4 8DS

7:00 for 7:30pm, Friday 28 February 2020

We have arranged another opportunity to see The Secret Spitfires, the moving and powerful story of ordinary people who helped save Britain in WW2, this time in Royal Wootton Bassett.

In 1940, the Germans succeed in destroying the Spitfire factories in Southampton, believing they have ended the threat from their nemesis. But unknown to them, the British decide to build Spitfires in secret. Rural Towns and cities in the South of England become a major centre for manufacturing Spitfires, hidden in sheds, garages, back gardens, a bus depot and even a hotel. With a workforce mainly made up of unskilled young girls, boys, women, elderly men and a handful of engineers, thousands of Spitfires were built, becoming instrumental in winning the war.

Witnesses account this never before told story of amazing achievement, recounting times of terrible sadness as well as joyous times that include GI’s, a Glen Miller concert and a Joe Louis boxing match. It's set against a backdrop of picturesque English countryside, the RAF pilots who fly them today and of course, the iconic Spitfires themselves. This incredible story concludes with Dame Vera Lynn reciting a moving poem written by a Spitfire pilot.

We invite you to join us for a screening of this moving and powerful story together with a Question and Answer session afterwards with Norman Parker, one of the last Spitfires engineers who worked on these magnificent machines. Ninety-four year old Norman was an engineer in the final assembly plant and historical adviser to the film.

Tickets are £10.00 each via Eventbrite and include light refreshments.

Please bring your Eventbrite ticket for entry to the venue. There will be a cash bar at the event. Doors open: 19:00. Event Starts: 19:30. Approximate end time: 22:00

https://secretspitfires.com

https://facebook.com/SecretSpitfires

This event is hosted by and is in support of Crofton Beam Engines, Kennet and Avon Canal Trust. www.croftonbeamengines.org Registered Charity: CC209206

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Royal Wootton Bassett Rugby Club

Ballards Ash

Malmesbury Road

Royal Wootton Bassett

SN4 8DS

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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