At the Petwood

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Pic: Petwood Hotel

If you are in the Lincolnshire area on Sunday 15 May, the day before the 79th anniversary of the Dams Raid, you are welcome to attend a talk I will be giving at 3pm at the Petwood Hotel in Woodhall Spa. I will be speaking about the 133 men who flew on the RAF’s most famous Second World War bombing operation, telling some of their stories and dispelling some of the myths which have grown up in the years since. 

Petwood presentation 160522 FINAL.001

Tickets cost £5 and can be booked here.


16 thoughts on “At the Petwood

  1. MALCOLM PEEL April 30, 2022 / 12:45 pm

    Regret will not be able to attend due to prior commitment. However, perhaps during your presentation, you could work in a reference to our Drivers’ Notes which I hope to be able to update before the 80th next year.

  2. Hartley Garshowitz April 30, 2022 / 2:16 pm

    Hello Charles,

    I hope this note finds you and yours well.

    Will this talk be recorded or “Zoomed”? I won’t be in a position to attend this year, but I am hoping to attend next year to the point that I’m reserving a room at the Petwood a year in advance!

    Best regards,

    Hartley Garshowitz

    • Darren Jackson May 16, 2022 / 6:41 pm

      Hello Charles. Just want to say a huge THANK YOU for yesterday. Have sent you a personal email too. Please do more of these. Could have sat their, all day, listening to you.

      Amazing day. You are brilliant 🤩👍

      Best Regards,

      Darren (I said ‘hello’ prior to the talk on the stairs in reception)

  3. David Chamberlin April 30, 2022 / 2:31 pm

    Good luck, Charles. Hope all goes well. Unfortunately will be unable to come due to other commitments.

    Best regards and fond remembrances of my relation, David Maltby.

    David Chamberlin

  4. Andy Smith April 30, 2022 / 4:17 pm

    Sadly I can’t make that date Charles.. I do hope you will arrange to do More talks that I can attend and meet you again. Hope it goes well.

  5. David King April 30, 2022 / 5:28 pm

    Hello Charles, I will do my very best to be there. It means a great deal to me in remembering all those very special men, women and the magnificent Lancaster.

  6. Denise Dawson May 1, 2022 / 5:05 am

    Shame we can’t be there I’m sure it will go well. Nice photo. Denise Dawson (née Hay)

  7. Terry Kendall May 1, 2022 / 8:11 am

    Is there any chance the talk could be videod I am some 450 miles away and would willingly pay for a copy.
    I have huge Dambuster interest Dad was at RAF Swinderby WWII, met over the year significant number of those on the raid, even visited Margaret Masters.Currently planning a trip to Steinbergan
    Every success with your talk

  8. Keven Rector May 1, 2022 / 11:15 pm

    Charles, I live in Barrie, Ontario Canada and have been following your Website now for 10 years. I heartily 2nd Terry’s video request. I too would gladly pay for a DVD copy or Stream-able download of your lecture or if it was posted to Youtube or other means of access.

  9. kevenrector May 1, 2022 / 11:34 pm

    I heartily 2nd Terry’s request for a Video Copy of this talk. I live in Barrie, Ontario Canada and am a huge fan of your Website and the overall history of the Dams Raid and of course the 1954 Movie despite its minor inaccuracies. I too would be willing to pay a fee for access to a video or video stream option. I also wish you great success with your upcoming presentation.

  10. david.nunn20 May 2, 2022 / 5:59 am

    Hello Charles,I should love to hear your talk but will be away in Portugal.  Is there any chance of a transcript please or a summary of the main points?  I will happily pay the £5.Best Wishes,David NunnSent from my Galaxy

    • David Sulman May 9, 2022 / 10:32 pm

      Hi Charles, Tickets bought, greatly looking forward to the event.

  11. Caroline Howell May 2, 2022 / 10:18 am

    Dear Charles,
    I’m going to try and attend, though I’m really unsure about committing to the drive (it’s a long story). I live in South Lincs. I have a particular interest in AJ-T, the larger than life Big Joe McCarthy and his crew. I’d be happy to pay to view or listen to any recording if I am not up to travelling on the day.
    I’m sure the event will be a great success.
    Best wishes Caroline.

  12. Joe Pilkington May 2, 2022 / 5:42 pm

    I would give my back teeth to be there ,but it’s impossible I hope the event will be a great success in sure it will be.

  13. allanhatch May 3, 2022 / 4:17 pm

    Hello Charles.

    What a shame it is on the jubilee weekend, I am in Windsor that weekend for the jubilee celebrations.

    I only live about 20 miles away from the petwood Hotel.

  14. mfazzman May 5, 2022 / 5:53 pm

    If I may ask Charles, would you possibly be videoing your talk so those of us who cannot be present because of health reasons can purchase and enjoy it remotely on DVD? Just a thought. Of course, I don’t know if you need licenses to film your own performances, however, I’d still love to see you in action!
    Please keep up your excellent work!

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