A visit organised by the WCIT Events Panel took place on October 17th to the ‘Battle of Britain’ Bunker, located in Uxbridge. The Bunker played a crucial role in the defence of the country, particularly in the early stages of WWII, but in fact continued in operation until the mid-fifties.
Fourteen people attended, including the Master and the Deputy Master, and a presentation was made to the attendees about those key days in the summer of 1940. The presenter was not only extremely knowledgeable in his subject but related the story in a highly engaging way, bringing to life how a combination of luck and superior technology played a part in winning the day in what was a very finely balanced conflict.
Following a short film, members spent some time in the small but fascinating museum, which contains artefacts ranging from the historic to the eclectic…in the shape of 1940 WRAF issue underwear!
The Company made a donation to the RAF Benevolent Fund from the visit fee charged rounding off a fantastic visit.