St Paul’s Cathedral Choir and a Spitfire

It is usual during the course of our twice monthly meetings for presentations to be given by Forum members. The recent meeting on Wednesday Feb 15th was one at which two of our members were involved. During the main part of the meeting we witnessed a most entertaining and professional talk by Ken Milnes about his experiences as a choirboy during the Second World War . He had been successful in gaining entrance to St Pauls Cathedral choir just before the outbreak of war and he entertained us with anecdotes about his London experiences and at the choir school at Truro Cathedral to which the choir was evacuated soon after the war started. His tales were enhanced by excellent digital back-up on screen using old photos,letters and documents.
The latter part of the morning was handed over to Mike Ripley who, using his self-built model of a Spitfire, expertly demonstrated how the controls worked and the difficulties involved in actually controlling the plane during flight. 
There was no shortage of questions from the well attended audience following each talk.
Our next talk, with slides, on March 7th will be given by Howard Toll –  ” Owls and other birds of prey ” 

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