VE Day 75th Anniversary Package


Type:Heritage & History

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

Tel: 01628 891010

VE Day 75th Anniversary Package


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'.

Step back in time to RAF Medmenham in World War II and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the War. You'll learn about the secrets of the house from 1941-1946 as RAF Medmenham, view pictures of the photographic interpretation unit from World War II and try to catch a glimpse of the elusive 'Grey Lady' ghost of the house! We will recreate one of the rooms used to help win the war and include a trip and Afternoon Tea to Bletchley Park in your package (voucher to be used within 3 months).

Package Highlights:

• Overnight accommodation (based on two people sharing a Classic Room)

• Full English breakfast

• Enjoy a three-course dinner

• Full use of the spa facilities between check-in and check-out

• Visit to Bletchley Park with Afternoon Tea

• 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. *Please note that this talk will take place during the Anniversary Lunch that is not included in the package price - £75pp. Reservations can be made on booking. Availability is limited. Charlotte 'Betty' will be around the hotel during Saturday only for book sales and signings and additional questions and answers.

• 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…..

• From £349 per room, per night

Terms & Conditions:

• Non-refundable and non-transferable, full pre-payment required at the time of booking

• Limited availability

• Promo code to book online: VE2020

Please note that the Anniversary Lunch is not included in the package price. This is an additional £75pp and spaces are limit

For package reservations: or call 01628 891010


Map & Directions

Opening Times

Season (8 May 2020 - 10 May 2020)
Friday - Sunday15:00 - 12:10

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