Multi faith service for victims of RTA loss
“My wife is doing the costumes and we have a couple of hats and jackets that are a bit battered but that’s how it should be. We had some RAF uniform costumes and have had to distress them to make them match.”
Mr Rogers’ uncle was also in the war flying in a bomber.
While Mr Rogers was born after the war he remembers his uncle’s stories.
The play, written in 1941, is set in a hotel near an RAF Bomber Command airbase, it involves a love triangle between a pilot, his wife and a famous film star.
Mr Rogers said: “The story was that Rattigan had the manuscript with him when flying, when an engine failed.
“They had to
jettison all spare weight. He tore the hardcover off the book but kept the manuscript stuffing it in his jacket.”
The play is being resurrected by the theatre group at the Beacon Centre to coincide with the cententary of the First World War, even though the play was penned during the second.
Mr Rogers added: “We thought it was appropriate with the First World War centenary, the focus is on that and this is not to forget the Second World War.”
Flare Path is on at the Beacon Centre, Holtspur Way, Beaconsfield, from Wednesday, November 12 to Saturday, November 15 at 8pm.
Tickets for adult £12, concession £10.
Call 07880 962 514.
are FRIENDS and relatives who have lost a loved one in a road accident can attend a special multifaith service hosted by Thames Valley Police.
The service will be held on Sunday November 16 at St Mary the Virgin Church in Thame at 3pm.
The memorial service is an opportunity for the emergency services to join members of the public who have lost loved ones to remember those that have died on the region’s roads, or in road collisions elsewhere.
Police officers, fire and rescue workers, paramedics, ambulance technicians and hospital staff will give readings and prayers from different religions during the service.
Family members will be invited to take part in an act of commemoration during the service.
Chief Constable Sara Thornton, said: “The Road Death Memorial Service is always very moving but I know that it also provides a great comfort for those family and friends who have lost loved ones in road traffic collisions."
In 2013, 57 people were killed on the roads of Thames Valley.
This is the ninth year that the service has taken place, and it is believed to be the only service of its kind in the UK organised by a police force.
Everyone is welcome to attend the event.
Reserve a space by contacting Elizabeth Richardson on 01189 231 802 or email RDMS@ thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk