Join us for a fascinating afternoon spent in the company of
Dudley Hooley and enjoy a scrumptious afternoon tea.
Meet at 3pm in our stunning 13th century chapel where Dudley
will deliver a insightful talk detailing the life of the war hero,
Squadron Leader Duke.
Squadron Leader Neville Frederick Duke DSO, DFC & Two Bars,
AFC, FRAeS (1922-2007), was a British test pilot and fighter ace of
the Second World War. He was the most successful Western Allied ace
in the Mediterranean Theatre and was credited with the destruction
of 28 enemy aircraft.
After the end of the War, Duke was acknowledged as one of the
world's foremost test pilots. In 1953, he became holder of the
world air speed record when he flew a Hawker Hunter at 727.63