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SAS: Shadow Raiders

  • 7 February
SAS: Shadow Raiders

Event Information

 12 noon with lunch at 1.15pm 

Showing on Fri 7 Feb

The special forces mission that changed the course of WWII

In the winter of 1941 an alien-seeming object was captured in a death-defying dash by an RAF reconnaissance pilot. Balanced upon the cliffs near Le Havre was what appeared to be a giant convex dish, directed across the Channel at the war-torn British coastline. A top-secret mission was devised to steal what had become known as the ‘Wurzburg Dish’. Christened Operation Biting, this was to be the first-ever Allied raid using airborne forces, commanded by legendary Major John ‘Johnny’ Frost and his band of piratical raiders.

Relying on files declassified for the purposes of writing this book the testimony of eyewitnesses and key family members, Lewis reveals an untold epic of ruthless rule-breaking bravery and ingenuity. The results would resonate throughout the war and beyond, changing the course of twentieth century history.

LUNCH: Chicken, bacon & tarragon/ V: Mushroom, leek & tarragon with seasonal greens, jus; lemon & lime cheesecake

12 noon with lunch at 1.15pm

V: Vegetarian options must be booked in advance for all events.

Events will take place at the Theatre Royal Bath – location to be decided nearer the time.

Catering for our Special Events is now by Peter Beddow of The Garrick’s Head

£25 including lunch, £10 to listen only

A booking fee of £1.75 per ticket applies.