11th – Wychwoods Local History Society Evening Talk

The first of the Wychwoods Local History Society’s 2023 evening talks will be as usual in Milton Village Hall. We start at 7.30 pm

Speaker: Trevor Jackson
Subject: RAF Brize Norton – 80 Years of Flying Operations

The talk covers the history of RAF Brize Norton, from its first inception, through World War II, the Cold War and various modern conflicts up to the present day.

Members Free, Guests and Non-Members £3.00

Paratroopers with 16 Air Assault Brigade jump from a Royal Air Force Hercules aircraft over Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire during Exercise Wessex Storm. The British Army’s airborne and armoured reaction forces came together, with the fast and light forces of 16 Air Assault Brigade training with the slower but more powerful troops from 12 Armoured Infantry Brigade. Exercise Wessex Storm saw the airborne infantry of C Company, 3rd Battalion The Parachute Regiment (3 PARA) and the Apache attack helicopters of 4 Regiment Army Air Corps work alongside 1st Battalion Scots Guard, a mechanised infantry unit.

Traver Jackson served in the RAF, for 29 years of which 17 years was served in the ranks, followed by a further 12 years as a Commissioned Officer. Served overseas on two tours in Germany, one tour in The Netherlands and multiple deployments to other overseas theatres.

We look forward to seeing you!