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RAF historian to present guest lecture


A leading RAF historian will explore the effectiveness of a military campaign on land and in the air at a University of Wolverhampton lecture.

Group Captain John Alexander, whose most recent posting was with the Air Historical Branch of the RAF, will visit the University on Thursday, 30 May 2019.

The lecture in the Millennium City Building, Wolverhampton City Campus, from 6.30pm – 8pm will focus on air-land integration during the Arab Revolt in Palestine between 1936–1939.

It is the latest in the Trenchard Lecture series, which are held in conjunction with the Royal Aeronautical Society and the University of Wolverhampton.

Professor John Buckley, from the Department of History, Politics and War Studies at the University, said: “The Trenchard Lecture series explores a variety of air power related topics ranging from historical themes to contemporary issues.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Group Captain John Alexander, who will examine the air-land Integration during the Arab Revolt in Palestine from 1936–1939. In particular he will look at how the campaign taught the British Army the advantages and the Rebels the effectiveness of air power.”

  • Teaching the British Army the Advantages and the Rebels the Effectiveness of Air Power: Re-conceiving Air-Land Integration during the Arab Revolt in Palestine, 1936–1939 will take place at the University of Wolverhampton from 6.30pm-8pm on Thursday 30 May 2019 in MC001, Millennium City Building, City Campus Wulfruna, Wolverhampton.

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Date Issued: Tuesday, 7 May 2019

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