The talk reverted to on an online Zoom evening. Churchill’s famous quote about “The Few” seems to sum up the Battle of Britain. Yet without thousands of almost unknown people the system that defeated the Luftwaffe in the Summer of 1940 would not have existed. David taked through some of their remarkable achievements, from the “Tizzy Angle” to Miss Shillings Orifice! achievements that helped “The Few” prevail against enormous odds. Photographs courtesy of David Skillen. Paintings courtesy of the renowned artist, Simon Atack, a former resident of Pontefract. David described himself as a “consumer of history” and is an engaging, animated and entertaining professional speaker on a variety of historical subjects. David worked for 35 years in the Civil Service speaking to audiences from 5 to 500 people. Since retiring in 2012 he has travelled extensively across the UK giving fully illustrated talks to numerous groups including, Local History Societies, Probus, WI, National Trust, Car and Aviation Clubs and U3A.

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