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RAF Stories Talks - Candida Adkins

4 October 2018

Join us at Cosford for the second in a series of talks which form part of the Museum's RAF Stories project.

RAF Stories Jackie Moggridge

Date: Thursday 4 October 2018
Time: 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Tickets: Free, but need to be booked in advance

Daughter of famous female spitfire pilot Jackie Moggridge, Candida Adkins, will share stories about her mother. After becoming the first woman to do a parachute jump in South Africa, Jackie travelled to England when the war broke out.

She joined the ATA where she flew 72 different types of aircraft and was given the Kings Commendation for valuable services in the Air.  She later joined the WRAFVR, got her Wings and went on to fly commercially, as an airline captain. 

As spaces are limited, visitors are advised to book their tickets in advance via the Museum’s website to avoid disappointment. Admission to the talk and parking are both FREE.

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The RAF Stories series of talks form part of the RAF Museum's RAF Stories project. Launched as part of the Museum’s RAF Centenary Programme, RAF Stories is an online collection accessible to everyone to submit, share and explore stories of people’s personal connections to the RAF. In the RAF’s 100th year, the project will inspire the public to reveal the service’s influence on their lives.

Places can also be booked at the following RAF Stories Talks in 2018:
Thursday 8 November - Ayla Holdom
Wednesday 5 December - Peter Ramrayka

Visit to explore some of the fantastic stories collected so far and to find out how you can share your story.  To contact the RAF Stories team please email us.

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