Upcoming events

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Past events

11 June 2020 – Zoom presentation: Australian Spitfire squadrons in Normandy

Adam joined Paul Woodadge for a livestream discussion about Australian Spitfire squadrons in Normandy. You can see the recording on Paul’s WW2TV YouTube channel.

6 June 2020 – WW2TV DDay livestream

In collaboration with Paul Woodadge, Adam spoke about 453 (RAAF) Squadron’s participation in the Normandy campaign on the 76th anniversary of the landings. A number of world-famous military historians, including Neil Barber, Andrew Roberts, Peter Caddick-Adams, James Holland, and John McManus participated. Unfortunately Adam’s section didn’t save in the recording.

Read the press release and visit WW2TV DDay livestream on YouTube.

5 June 2020 – Zoom presentation

Special Zoom presentation for the RAAF History and Heritage Branch on 453 (RAAF) Squadron’s participation in the Normandy campaign.

The presentation can be viewed here.


26 July 2019 – Portsmouth, UK

DDay Story, Portsmouth - 22Using displays in the D-Day Story museum, I delivered presentations and answered visitors’ questions about the role 453 (RAAF) Squadron played on D-Day.

Part of the Festival of Knowledge at ‘The D-Day Story’, Portsmouth

23 July 2019 – Portsmouth, UK

Normandy 75 conference at the University of Portsmouth

Delivered a paper on the operations of 453 (RAAF) Squadron.


8 June 2019 – Normandy, France

Daks over Normandy 75th Anniversary Commemoration

IMG_7106Book signing of Ready to Strike: The Spitfires and Australians of 453 (RAAF) Squadron over Normandy. Signing from 10.00am to 4.00pm.

Caen-Carpiquet Airport, Carpiquet, France.

13 April 2019 – Temora, NSW

Temora Book Pres 130419Delivered a talk about 453 (RAAF) Squadron and presented a copy of Ready to Strike: The Spitfires and Australians of 453 (RAAF) Squadron over Normandy to the museum.

Temora Aviation Museum, 1 Tom Moon Avenue, Temora NSW.

3 November 2018 – Canberra, ACT

Book signing Nov 2018Launch of Ready to Strike: The Spitfires and Australians of 453 (RAAF) Squadron over Normandy at the 2018 Veterans Film Festival.

Capitol Theatre Manuka, 6 Franklin Street, Griffith ACT.

22 September 2018 – Cessnock, NSW

Cessnock AirshowDelivered a seminar on “Spitfires over Normandy: The Australian experience” at AirVenture Australia 2018.

Room 1, Cessnock Aerodrome.