Talk will focus on history of RAF


A Horncastle expert on the history of the RAF will be the guest speaker at a meeting of the town’s History and Heritage Society.

Len Sutton was brought up in Horncastle and attended QEGS before joining the RAF in 1957. He served for 39 years in aircraft engineering and was Warrant Officer in charge of engineering at the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

His talk will relate how military aviation came to Lincolnshire in WW1, and look at the great expansion of the RAF in the county in the 1930s and 1940s.

He will focus on the social aspects of the area’s RAF links with Horncastle over the last 75 years.

Mr Sutton will talk about local airmen - and reveal the story behind the grave of a Canadian navigator in Horncastle cemetery.

*The talk is at the Admiral Rodney Hotel on November 18 (7.30pm). Admission for non-members is £2.