Johnny Johnson to speak in Retford

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Our old friend George ‘Johnny’ Johnson is going to be busier than usual next month, because his autobiography is being published by Ebury Press, just in time for the 71st anniversary of the Dams Raid.
One of the public events to promote the book will be held near to his former home in Retford. On Friday 23 May, Johnny is giving a public talk at Retford Town Hall. He will also be answering questions from the public and signing copies.
Johnny will be joined on stage by Eric Quinney who, as a post-war pilot in 83 Squadron, flew one of the Lancasters used in the 1955 film.
The event is being organised by local bookseller Paul Trickett. Tickets for the event can be purchased and printed off here.

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5 responses to “Johnny Johnson to speak in Retford

  1. Nigel Favill

    Another great event Dambuster fans must attend , may i add there is free parking close by and also a bar for refreshments . The venue is idealy suited for the night.. Will we be seeing you tere Charles ? , what an added bonus that would be .

  2. Nigel Favill

    Sorry i forgot two mention two Tirpitz vets visiting as well. Paul Trickett will have more info on that closer to date .

  3. Ian Moore

    Have booked two tickets to the evening, I cant wait to go. Just to be in the presence of a living legend will be an fantastic honour. Can’t wait to get my hands On the book, to meet him and have him sign it!!! I could only dreamer havinga qquarter of those brave men’s courage…

  4. karen cooper

    Me and my partner have tickets to go tomorrow cant wait. To hear of his bravery and his friends who fought for us. Will be very moving and will be sure to have a few tissues at the ready.
    True legend.

  5. Geoff

    My daughter Juliet bought me “The Last BRITISH Dambuster” which I have just finished reading.
    I have to say, what a riveting story it is making it one of those ‘hard to put down’ books and I don’t mind saying there were times when it brought tears to my eyes…. the shear bravery of those so young men on their missions time and time again and to see the empty places at the table when their colleagues never came back from a raid
    What is so annoying that Winston Churchill seemed to disown the bomber crews after doing what he asked them to do albeit they now have at long last had a fitting statue erected in their honour.
    My daughter also bought me a book by Eric Carter (about the same age as Johnny Johnson) but he was a pilot flying Spitfires and Hurricanes and wrote a biography of his exploits on a mission titled “Force Benidict” that few of us knew anything about – – that too was a “hard to put down book” and he agreed to sign it for me so it will stay in my family forever
    Geoff Allen

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