For those of you who missed the fascinating talk by Dr. Hamish MacLeod on Thursday 12th March, 2020, at St. Andrew’s Church Hall here are a few links to give a flavour of what you missed.
Pilots in the Second World War might have found themselves being ordered to “scramble the Shrews” if the man credited with inventing the Spitfire had had his way. Reginald Mitchell, known as R J Mitchell, favoured the mole-like mammal to the name finally chosen by the aerospace company Supermarine for the fighter aircraft that has come to symbolise Britain’s brilliance in its darkest hour.
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