The Royal Aeronautical Society’s Ann Welch lecture, with Wing Commander Ken Wallis as speaker, took place in London last night.

Accompanied by photographs displayed on a projector, Wing Commander Wallis’ talk was divided roughly into two sections. The first concerned the ‘WALLBORO’ monoplane constructed by his father and uncle, as well as his own wartime flying experiences and engineering projects.

But his most famous invention is, of course, the autogyro. The second section of the lecture concerned the development of the aircraft and its many applications – including aerial surveying and, most famously, stunt flying for the James Bond film ‘Live and Let Die’.

A more detailed report will be posted at a later date.

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