Roddy MacKenzie – Bomber Command and Winston Churchill

January 29, 2019 @ 05:00pm

Please join us on Tuesday, January 29 to welcome our guest speaker Roddy MacKenzie. He will address our Society on Bomber Command and Winston Churchill.

Bomber Command and Winston Churchill is a powerful story which needs to be told.
Roddy MacKenzie previously spoke to us about the relationship between Churchill and Queen Elizabeth II. Now he’s tackling the complex relationship between Churchill and Bomber Command, in which his Dad flew and earned the DFC. Bomber Command was the Commonwealth’s use of air power against Nazi German Europe.

One quarter of all Canadians who died fighting in WWII were killed in Bomber Command.

What these magnificent aircrew accomplished is incredible. Churchill was their driving force, and their inspiration. But today, Churchill’s relationship with Bomber Command is either seriously misunderstood, or virtually unknown.

Roddy MacKenzie was born and raised in Calgary and educated at the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia. He was a municipal law lawyer for municipalities throughout British Columbia, a Queen’s Scout with memberships in Clan MacKenzie, the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, the Naval Officers’ Association of BC, Probus and the Churchill Society of BC. Roddy has had a strong interest in the Royal Family and Winston Churchill for many years and has spoken on this topic to the West Vancouver “Fit Fellas” usually on the Queen’s Birthday a number of times. Roddy is married and has four children.

Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2019
Location: Bar Three, The Vancouver Club, 915 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, B.C.
Time: Wine & Cheese starts at 5:00 pm, Program from 5:50 – 7:00 pm
Cost: $25 each for a Member of the Society, $35 each for a non-Member
$40 for a Member accompanied by either a spouse, partner or an immediate family member

(The ticket cost includes one beverage ticket per attendee for 1 glass of wine or beer, or for 2 soft drinks. Additional drinks can be purchased from the bar)

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