APM East of England branch Flying High

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Posted by APM on 17th Sep 2015

The occasion: 15th September, the 75th Anniversary of the Battle of Britain.  The location:  Duxford Aerodrome, one of the few remaining active Battle of Britain airfields.

Delegates and members of the branch committee were joined by Sara Drake, Chief Executive Officer, APM for a dinner evening with Stephen Carver as the guest speaker not only to mark that special occasion but to network with other members of the PM fraternity at an auspicious event. 

The evening started with sparkling wine under the wings of Concorde and a very interesting and educational tour of the Duxford Museum which fortunately was undercover as nature decided to release as much rain as possible over the area.  Dinner soon followed given the guests the opportunity of networking and discussions could be heard around the tables in a much relaxed and informal manner.

Dinner soon passed and after coffee the guests were entertained by the presentation skills of the guest Speaker, Stephen Carver.  Stephen gave a great insight into the world of project and programme management using his skills to use both the Battle of Britain and modern flying techniques to demonstrate the softer skills of this young but growing profession.  His humour never waned and the delivery of the presentation at his usual highly entertaining level.
What made the evening that extra special was guests were invited to take part in the Battle of Britain albeit with model aircraft and create a battle in the skies before departing  and, to top it all, it  had stopped raining.

A big thank you to Stephen for making this a great evening and the guests who rose to the occasion to make APM a flying success.

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