78th VE Day Anniversary Dinner

78th VE Day Anniversary Dinner

'Spies in the Sky - The Extraordinary Wartime Achievement of RAF Medmenham'

Brimming with history, Danesfield House was once home to the Intelligence Section of the RAF, known as RAF Medmenham. The unit specialized in photographic intelligence and was the ‘eyes’ to Bletchley Park’s ‘ears’. Come and join this very special memorable evening!

Come and join an intimate evening with Taylor Downing.

Taylor is a historian, bestselling author and award winning television producer. His book ‘Spies in the Sky’ was hailed as uncovering a whole new aspect of the secret intelligence war. Through stories around the interpretation of a small number of key aerial photographs, Taylor Downing will tell the remarkable story of how the teams at RAF Medmenham created a new science of photo intelligence. He will reveal how important this was in winning the war.

The evening includes:

• Three-course set dinner with a glass of wine

• Talk from Best Selling author, Taylor Downing – ‘Spies in the Sky’

• Taylor will be around the hotel during the dinner and afterwards for book sales and signings

• Tours of Danesfield House by Peter Faarup, Danesfield’s own private historian

• Mini exhibition of the photographic interpretation unit

• £85 per person

Terms and conditions:

* The talk will commence in the Grand Hall at 6pm sharp with a short Q&A session afterwards. Dinner will be served at 7pm. No entry will be permitted to external guests.

* Full pre-payment required at the time of booking.

* Limited availability


A special VE Day overnight rate will be available for dinner guests:

£99 per person bed & breakfast (based on 2 people sharing a Classic Room) Single supplement applies £60 per person. Please quote VEDAY78 when reserving your accommodation for the evening.

Reservations: events@danesfieldhouse.co.uk or call 01628 891010


8th May 2023 - 8th May 2023
6:00pm - 11:00pm
Henley Road , Marlow-on-Thames, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2EY
Danesfield House

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