Our next lunch will feature a talk by military historian Steve Wright. He will talk about how his Uncle’s membership of the Glider Pilot Regiment led to his fascination with Airborne Forces and the Normandy campaign in particular. This in turn has led to his writing the script for the forthcoming film about 13 Para – True Valour. The website for the film is here: https://www.truevalourmovie.com/. Steve’s bio is below.
Date: Thursday 15th February 2018
Venue: Special Forces Club, London
Timings: Meet from 1230, Speaker at 1330, Lunch from 1415
Cost: £20 to include lunch, £10 for those not eating. Cash or cheque made payable to “Pegasus Network”.
Dress: Smart casual
Guests: Please do feel free to bring guests along.
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Steve Wright is a military historian and has written two books,Operation Tonga: The Glider Assault 6th June 1944 (with Kevin Shannon) and The Last Drop: Operation Varsity 24-25 March 1945, as well as a number of articles on World War II airborne forces, in particular the Glider Pilot Regiment of which his uncle was a member. Steve was a member of the Glider Pilot Regimental Association until its winding up last December. He is now a member of the Glider Pilot Regiment Society. In 2013, whilst working for Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service, Steve wrote his first short screenplay, Chequered Flag, a community safety film about illegal motorcycle racing. This experience, along with his knowledge of airborne forces, military processes and tactics and the Normandy Campaign, have all been brought together in writing the script for True Valour. Steve lives in Birmingham, is married to Caroline and they have three daughters and two grandsons.