THE Army Flying Museum in Middle Wallop is buzzing with activity this autumn, offering a diverse range of events for families during the October half-term week.

One of the most intriguing upcoming events is a presentation by one of the museum's trustees, Paul Edwards.

His talk, titled Operation Time-Line, is set to captivate history enthusiasts as he recounts the remarkable story of RAF Dakota KN630.

This Dakota took off from Changi Airfield in Singapore on August 25, 1950, embarking on a target-marking mission for Lincoln bombers assigned to eliminate Communist insurgent camps.

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Tragically, after a successful sweep, the aircraft crashed into the high jungle of Malaya, claiming the lives of all twelve individuals on board, including the RAF crew and four Royal Army Service Corps despatchers.

Due to the challenging terrain and the prevailing security risk, it took several days for a rescue party to reach the crash site.

The remains were buried in makeshift graves near the crash site, where they rested for over six decades.

In a twist of fate, the story took an unexpected turn in November 2007 when a letter misdirected to the Malaysian tourist office ignited a chain of events.

With this first-hand account, accompanied by film footage, Paul Edwards will recount the incredible journey of how and why, 58 years later, 100 soldiers, 50 policemen, and others ventured into the unforgiving jungle of Malaysia to recover the remains.

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Thanks to the support of Landmarc Support Services, the Army Flying Museum continues to provide a compelling and diverse range of talks.

Upcoming lectures include An Officer Not a Gentleman presented by Mandy Hickson and Double-Crossed by Brian Wood.

The special event at the Army Flying Museum will also be live-streamed on the museum's website.

Following the talk, a live Q&A session will allow both museum and online audience members to participate and engage with the speaker.

Tickets to attend the event at the museum on Thursday, October 26, at 7pm are priced at £12, with a pay-per-view option available online for £8.

For more information and bookings, visit the official website