This will be followed by Gordon Rogers talking about Winston Churchill’s Toyshop. Gordon discovered that the premises near his home in Buckinghamshire were the United Kingdom’s premier weapons experimental station in World War 2. When Churchill became Prime Minister he was aware of the massive War Office red tape; to bypass this he appointed himself Minister of Defence and created just one department - MDI. This was located in Whitchurch near Aylesbury.
Gordon has carried out much research to ensure that he knows as much of the facts about this topic as possible. He has asked various TV channels to make a documentary, and so far the Discovery Channel has made a short TV programme. This is a fascinating talk from a very entertaining speaker. After the talk refreshments will follow with cakes – available to all members. Non -members are also welcome but are required to pay a £1.50 entrance fee.