THE longest-serving female crew member on the Royal Air Force Chinook Fleet is coming to Hampshire to share her story.

The Army Flying Museum at Middle Wallop, Hampshire has gained great respect for its monthly lecture series and the museum is now thrilled to host a very special evening with Liz McConaghy, the author of the best-selling book Chinook Crew Chick.

Liz was the longest-serving female crew member on the Royal Air Force Chinook Fleet, spanning a 17-year career flying on the aircraft. 

Liz was the youngest aircrew to deploy to Iraq aged just 21 and the only female crew member on the Chinook wing for four years and her career saw her amass two deployments to Iraq and 10 deployments to Helmand Afghanistan in support of Operation Herrick.

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Liz’s story offers an honest and humorous account of her best and worst of times and gives an insightful and personal perspective on war and how her experiences flying the Chinook have changed and moulded her into the woman she has become. 

Liz is sure to enthral audiences with tales from dodging bullets to saving soldiers, along with witnessing the brutality and loss of war which found her bringing the battlefield home despite her fighting days being over.

Courageously telling of how her memories eventually caught up with her in spectacular fashion, leading to her trying to take her own life, she survived and now offers hope to those who find themselves in the darkest of places and how to find the tools within to rebuild a new life.

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With close family ties to Middle Wallop, Liz is thrilled to be delivering this event in the fabulous surroundings of the Hayward Hall at the Army Flying Museum. This special event will also be live-streamed on the Museum’s website, as well as available to a limited audience at the Museum itself. 

A live Q&A session will take place following the talk with both live and online audience members able to participate.

Tickets to attend the event in the Museum on January 30 at 7pm are just £10.