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TERRIFIC TALES: Talk in Stanmore to be given by 98-year-old WWII hero

 Published on: 12th September 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

The Bentley Priory Museum is set to host an exciting event, where Monty Felton, a Royal Air Force (RAF) veteran of the Second World War, will tell his story of the historic battles he took part in.

Speaking with local photographer Gary Italiaander, Monty’s story is one of perseverance, bravery and luck, detailing his journey from a mild-mannered accountant to wartime pilot, having previously only ever ridden a bicycle before then.

Working as a navigator in the RAF, it was a commonly accepted fact amongst the pilots that if you were able to survive six or eight missions, you were doing well.

However, Monty managed to survive an incredible 32 missions whilst flying Halifax bombers, all the more remarkable by his admission that he “never even had so much as a scratch”.

This outstanding achievement even managed to even put Monty off flying later on in life- out of fear that his extraordinary luck would finally run out!

The talk will take the format of an interview, with Monty explaining his personal story of how he help beat Nazi Germany in the skies.

The event will take place from 11am to 12pm on Friday, October 14, located at the museum’s learning centre. The cost to attend is included in the museum’s admission fee or their annual memberships.

Advance booking is required, so if you would like to attend, please visit the website.

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