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Alistair Byford-Bates – The recovery of a Fairey Barracuda from the Solent from the former RNAS Daedalus

October 5, 2022 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


At the Church Hall and also on Zoom..

Well you asked for this so.. enjoy  🙂 Alistair has returned for us from Wessex Archaeology via Zoom, but in the Church Hall.. This talk has had international acclaim in Finland.

The recovery of a Fairey Barracuda from the Solent off the former RNAS Daedalus“.

During survey work carried out in preparation for the IFA2 interconnector project, the extant remains of a Fairey Barracuda were discovered. The first all-aluminium high winged monoplane used by the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm; no surviving examples exist. The ongoing research into the recovered remains of the aircraft and historic archives has identified several inconsistencies, leading to questions about the identity of the aircraft, the records around its loss, and wartime production contingencies across different aircraft manufacturers.

We understand the worry that the upsurgence of COVID and Omicron variant is real and should be treated with respect, so for those that want to isolate or reduce the risk we will be transmitting the meeting via Zoom as well. Please be patient and we will get better each meeting. I will be recording it and will post it later on the website for those who ask to view it.  In the Hall please use the sanitisers and usual social distancing.

If you want to join by Zoom and you are new to Zoom please download Zoom from https://zoom.us/download and register yourself using your email address.

Join Zoom Meeting Link

link to Zoom for the meeting

Meeting ID: 813 9635 5113 or URL = https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81396355113

For Networking and Fellowship.

For the people who come to the hall. £2 entrance and £1 wine / voucher prize draw at entrance. If zooming and you want to make a donation then click here 🙂

Refreshments and cake will be available.

Bill Dodd






October 5, 2022
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Bill Dodd


The Church Hall
77 The Street
Rustington, West Sussex BN16 3NL United Kingdom
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01903 859191

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