Hear the history of forgotten heroes in Rougham

Part of Rougham Control Tower's WW2 collection.
Part of Rougham Control Tower's WW2 collection.
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Building contractor David Price will be talking about his new book, inspired by an unexpected find in 2014, in Rougham tonight.

His work was inspired by finding a silver-plated wine cooler in a small Edinburgh antiques shop in 2014 which bore the names of two World War Two American B-17 bomber crews, who were stationed at RAF Knettishall, near Thetford.

It was engraved as a trophy with the names of 18 men. With the encouragement of an American friend, David began trying to find out who the men were and what became of them.

It quickly became apparent that their story and that of the mysterious misplaced trophy deserved to be told in detail and a book project was born.

David’s presentation will take place tonight at Rougham Control Tower Museum between 6pm and 8pm, with free admission.

The trophy will also be on show at Waterstone’s Bookshop in the Buttermarket, Bury St Edmunds, for an author book signing event tomorrow from 11am until 2pm.