The Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre

Roald Dahl in the RAF

Saturday 10th November
12.00pm, 1.00pm and 3.00pm
The Roald Dahl Museum, Great Missenden

Roald Dahl in his RAF uniform in Solo Gallery

Roald Dahl in the RAF

Find out about Roald Dahl's experiences as a pilot during WWII in this fascinating talk with retired RAF Squadron leader Graham Laurie. This talk is a great introduction to the exciting history of Roald Dahl the pilot for older children aged 8 and over as well as adults.

Roald Dahl served in the RAF as a fighter pilot from 1939 to 1942. You'll discover more about this exciting time in his life - from plane crashes in the desert to air battles over Greece. There's no doubt these experiences influenced his later writing. 

Our expert Graham Laurie served with the RAF himself and is a retired Squadron Leader. He spent nearly 20 years flying the Royals as part of The Queen’s Flight, and regularly gives talks about Roald Dahl and the RAF.

Event details

Times: 12.00pm, 1.00pm and 3.00pm

Cost: free with Museum entry, but as spaces are limited we do encourage you to book in advance. 

Age: suitable for 8+ years. If there are any children under 16 in the room they must be accompanied by an adult. Everyone attending must book a space.

Type of workshop: talk

Booking: you can book Museum entry and spaces for the talk online up until 4.30pm the day before (subject to availability). Options for booking the talk will appear after you have selected your Museum admission.

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Alternatively, you can call 01494 892192 Tues to Fri 10am to 4.30pm, Sat and Sun 11am to 4.30pm. Please leave a message if you can’t get through.

If there are any unsold workshop tickets they will be sold on the day on a first come, first served basis at the ticket desk.

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