John Magee - The story of High Flight

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  • Over 16
  • Thu, 13th Apr 2023 @ multiple start times (see ticket info)
  • Multiple start times (see ticket info)

Come and hear the story of the most famous Spitfire pilot you have never heard of.Born in 1922 to missionary parents in Shanghai, of an American father and English mother, RAF fighter pilot John Gillespie Magee became known as one of the most famous poets of WWII with his poem 'High Flight'. Come and hear the story of this remarkable man and the work of the John Gillespie Magee Foundation which works to preserve his legacy.

"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth...put out my hand, and touched the face of God."

Doors: 5:30pm
Talk: 6:00pm

Please note that there will be an interval where you will be able to purchase refreshments.




Ticket Event time Cost
Adult 18:00 - 21:00 £6.00



Petwood Hotel, Stixwould Road, LN10 6QG


The Petwood Hotel
This event is organised by the Petwood Hotel on behalf of the John Gillespie Magee Jr Foundation



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