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An Exclusive Evening with Bob Tuxford

Location: Unit 10 Ridgewood Industrial Estate Uckfield East Sussex TN22 5QE

Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7.00 pm - 10.00 pm


The Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group is very proud to announce an evening with Bob Tuxford who will talk about his role in Operation Black Buck 1: The Bombing of Port Stanley Airfield, April 30/May 1, 1982.

Bob Tuxford was well known in the RAF for his exploits in the Air-to-Air Refuelling role, as a KC-135A instructor pilot on exchange duties within the USAF, a Jet Provost Qualified Flying Instructor in Training Command and finally as a test pilot at the Aircraft and Armament Experimental Establishment, Boscombe Down.


He is best known as Flight Commander with 55 Squadron flying the Victor K2 Tanker and his pivotal part in the success of Operation Black Buck 1: the bombing of Port Stanley Airfield during the Falklands War.

Bob will recount the operation, the planning, the execution, and how, thanks to his quick thinking in the face of an ever changing set of circumstances, and deteriorating weather, one of the most audacious raids in aviation history was completed.

As well as this fascinating talk, there will be a chance to have a question and answer session with Bob and he has also kindly agreed to an exclusive signing opportunity of his Book “CONTACT!”

Hardback copies of the book will be available on the night at £20 a copy.

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The Hawker Typhoon Preservation Group

Contact Details

Dave Hands

07760 316786