VE Day 75th Anniversary Lunch

Wycombe

Type:Heritage & History

Danesfieldhouse Hotel and Spa, Henley Road, Marlow, Bucks, SL72EY

Tel: 01628 891010

VE Day 75th Anniversary Lunch

About

Brimming with history, Danesfield House was once home to the Intelligence Section of the RAF, known as RAF Medmenham. The unit specialized in photographic intelligence and was the 'eyes' to Bletchley Park's 'ears'.

• Glass of Prosecco and canapés

• Three-course set lunch with half a bottle of house wine

• Informative talks by RAF veterans and current RAF personnel

• Book signings from leading authors of wartime stories including Elinor Florence, author of the best-selling wartime novel 'Bird's Eye View', which tells the compelling story of a young woman working for Allied Intelligence as a photo interpreter here at historic Danesfield House, formerly RAF Medmenham; and Michael Smith 'The Secrets of Station X': How the Bletchley Park codebreakers helped win the war-The astonishing story of how the British codebreakers of Bletchley Park cracked the Nazi Enigma cyphers; and more authors to be revealed.....

• Secrets Revealed: Talk with Q&A's from 97 year old Charlotte 'Betty' Webb MBE, stationed at Bletchley Park, author of 'Secret Postings' - At 18 years of age Charlotte Vine-Stevens volunteered for the ATS, the Women's Army. Between 1941 and 1945 she became part of the war time codebreaking operation at the Government Code & Cypher School based at Bletchley Park. It is her work in the Japanese Section that leads Charlotte to see out the war in the Pacific at the Pentagon. Secret Postings charts Charlotte's life from a Shropshire village upbringing, to pre-war Germany, a World War 2 adventure at Bletchley Park, the Pentagon and beyond.

• Talk from volunteers at Hughenden Manor, where the raiding pilot's maps were drawn up

• Tours of Danesfield House by Peter Faarup, Danesfield's own private historian

• Museum and exhibition of the photographic interpretation unit

• And much more…..

• £75 per person

Terms and conditions:

Full pre-payment required at the time of booking

Limited availability

Reservations: enquiries@danesfieldhouse.co.uk or call 01628 891010

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Opening Times

Season (9 May 2020)
DayTimes
Saturday09:00 - 16:10

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