AirACES present 'Air Defence of the UK since 1940' and 'Bloodhound'

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These two talks by Sqn Ldr Joe Marsden will take place on Monday, July 29 at Boxgrove Village Hall, The Street, Boxgrove, Chichester, PO18 0EE at 7pm for a 7.45pm start. The entrance fee for AirACES members is £5 and non-members £10.

Sqn Ldr Joe Marsden is returning to AirACES to present two more fascinating and informative talks.

His first talk will be about the early days of the Battle of Britain with Chain Home and the Spitfire through to the F35 Lightning II and digital Air Defence Sytems of today.

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It will also cover the need for tactical assistance from the ground, embracing the role of the Fighter Controller and the technological advances that now allow aircraft to be put into winning positions in an air battle.

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Sqn Ldr Marsden's second talk explains about Bloodhound, a long-range supersonic missile, which protected the UK against enemy aircraft attacks.

The illustrated talk, using pictures and videos, will cover the history and capabilities of the system, including developments and upgrades that kept it in service from the 1960's until 1999.

AirACES is an aviation talk society, providing its members with regular talks, given by experts in many different fields related to the world of aviation.

For further information about AirACES, please see, or call David Batcock on 07502 400657

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