The story of Undercover RAF Saul


Paul Barnett, Maritime Historian of over 20years and Author, will help us discover how a quiet Cotswold backwater played host to the vital airborne Navy.

The sleepy port of Saul once buzzed to the sound of RAF whaleback High Speed Launch’s from earliest beginning’s with TE Shaw to the Battle of Malta – what did this operation have to hide ?

Royal Air Force Station Saul
Wycliffe College is an independent private school in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire.
The College has a Boat House at Saul Junction. In 1943 Wycliffe College Boat House was requisitioned by the Royal Air Force as a World War II maintenance facility for highspeed motor launches. The vessels were used in Air Sea Rescue and Flying Boat Operations. The high-speed boats were moored under trees along the Stroudwater Arm. The RAF closed and vacated the site on Friday 1 December 1944.

Wotton-under-Edge Civic Centre

2 Gloucester Street, Wotton-under-Edge, GL12 7DN

Friday 18th November 2022 at 7.30pm

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