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SCRSS illustrated talk by Philip Wilkinson on his book Red Star and Roundel on 25 November

24th November 2020

Dear All

Just sending you details of a talk organised by the SCRSS:

This is a reminder that this Wednesday evening (25 Nov)  we will be hosting an online illustrated talk by Philip Wilkinson on his book Red Star and Roundel. To register for the talk, please use this Eventbrite link.

Wed 25 Nov 2020, 7pm. Online illustrated talk: Philip Wilkinson on Red Star and Roundel – A Shared Century.

Philip Wilkinson will discuss his book (reviewed in SCRSS Digest – Summer 2020) which looks at the fascinating history of the RAF’s involvement with the USSR and Russia over the course of the 100 years from 1917/18. For more information about the talk and to register, click here . Registration is FREE but donations are encouraged. If you register in advance for the talk, afterwards you will automatically receive a link to the recording of the talk which is accessible for 30 days.

 

About this Event

Philip Wilkinson will take us on a rapid run-through of his book Red Star and Roundel , which examines the ways in which the Royal Air Force and Russia have been linked (or separated) over their shared century: the hundred years since the November 1917 Revolution and the April 1918 formation of the Royal Air Force.

Phil served for forty years in the Royal Air Force, with flying duties taking him across most of the world, and his duties on the ground including spells in Vienna, Alabama, Paris, Belgium, Berlin, and finally Moscow, where he was Defence and Air Attaché at the British Embassy, Moscow, from 1993 to 1997.

He is a Trustee of the Soviet War Memorial Trust, which is responsible for the Soviet War Memorial in London. See www.sovietwarmemorialtrust.com for more information.

One of the episodes covered in the book (and the talk) is the deployment of RAF 151 Wing via the first Arctic convoy from the UK in August 1941. The story of this incredible operation is told in the documentary film Hurricanes to Murmansk. Copies of the DVD are still available from http://www.atollproductions.com/ .

 

Regards

Ralph

 

Ralph Gibson
Hon. Secretary
Society for Co-operation in Russian & Soviet Studies [SCRSS]

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Best wishes
Ute

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