The Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group are delighted to welcome Squadron Leader Bob Tuxford to discuss his role in Operation Black Buck 1 on Thursday 13th June 2019.
On the night of 30th April/1st May 1982 during the Falklands War, the RAF undertook Operation Black Buck 1: the bombing of Port Stanley Airfield. Bob Tuxford was Flight Commander with 55 Squadron flying the Victor K2 Tanker and he played a pivotal role in the success of the operation.
Bob Tuxford was well known in the RAF for his exploits in the Air-to-Air Refuelling role, as a KC-135A instructor pilot on Exchange duties within the USAF, a Jet Provost Qualified Flying Instructor in Training Command and finally as a test pilot at the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down.
On the 13th June at our Uckfield HQ, Bob will recount the planning and execution of the operation and how his quick thinking in the face of an ever changing set of circumstances and deteriorating weather, they managed to complete one of the most audacious raids in aviation history.
As well as this fascinating talk, Bob will be taking questions and he has also kindly agreed to an exclusive signing opportunity of his book “CONTACT!”
You can buy tickets below through Eventbrite and they are priced at £6 for members of the Supporters’ Club and £9 for guests. We look forward to welcoming you to Uckfield for what will be a fascinating evening.
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