The Museum of Army Flying is continuing their Third Wednesday programme of events with a film screening of The Dawn Patrol on a 14ft cinema screen set amidst the many aircraft the Museum houses in the Hayward Hall on Wednesday 19 November at 7pm.
The Dawn Patrol is a 1938 American war film (a re-make of the 1930 film of the same name), based on the short story The Flight Commander by John Monk Saunders. The film, directed by Edmund Goulding, stars Errol Flynn, Basil Rathbone and David Niven as Royal Flying Corps fighter pilots in World War I based at an air base in France.
The film includes a lot of original aerial footage from the 1930 film – bombings, crashes, breath-taking low-level flying, and wobbly take-offs in the glow of early morning – and provides an entertaining yet poignant view into the relationships between the men.
There will also be a two course curry supper available to purchase, including a drink, for £10.00. The evening starts at 7pm and will finish around 10pm.
Tickets are £5 per person for the film screening, and a two course hot supper with a drink is £10. Booking is highly recommended and tickets can be purchased from www.armyflying.com or by phoning 01264 784421.