1. Wing Commander Ken Wallis: A Career in Aviation

    By Devin Zydel on 2009-09-07

    007 Magazine alerts us to an upcoming James Bond-themed event taking place in Bedfordshire this November.

    Scheduled for Saturday, 14 November is the Fourth Annual Shuttleworth Aviation Lecture featuring Wing Commander Ken Wallis, known best by 007 fans for flying the ‘Little Nellie’ autogyro in 1967’s You Only Live Twice.

    Taking place at the Shuttleworth Collection, past lectures have proved to be very popular events and with Ken Wallis’ career in aviation covering subjects from Lysanders and Wellingtons in World War Two to Canberra bombers, autogyros and of course James Bond after the war; this year’s event is going to be no exception.

    Wing Commander Wallis has also agreed to bring along one of his autogyros for static display on the day and so ‘Little Nellie’ will be accompanying him.

    Ken Wallis was also a Lysander pilot in the early days of World War 2 with 268 Squadron and it is our intention to give photographers a chance of getting a picture of Ken with his autogyro and The Shuttleworth Collection Lysander.

    Please book early as tickets are already selling! Cost is £37 each or £32 for members of the SVAS.

    To buy your tickets please call Karen on 01767 627933. For further information, visit the official Shuttleworth Collection website.

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