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Air power successes and failures in the spotlight


The successes and failures of air power used during the Second World War will be examined in a free lecture at the University of Wolverhampton.

The event is part of the Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies, a programme of lectures organised by the Royal Air Force Museum in conjunction with the University of Wolverhampton and the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Paul Stoddart, an Operational Analyst at the RAF Air Warfare Centre, will present the talk on Thursday, 14 November 2019.

The lecture will take place in room MA221 of the University’s Wulfruna Building in Wolverhampton from 6.30pm to 8pm.


Professor of Military History John Buckley, said: “In the lecture, Paul Stoddart will offer examples of when air power worked, and why it worked, and when air power failed, and why it failed. The talk will emphasise the essential need to understand the scenario, the adversary and the nature of the high level requirements.”

Delivered by emerging and established researchers, these lectures explore a variety of air power related topics ranging from historical themes to contemporary issues.

This lecture is free of charge, however, we do ask that you pre-book a free ticket as seats are limited. 

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Date Issued: Tuesday, 5 November 2019

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