Stirling's War Premiere
7:30pm | 21st Oct
From the makers of “Man Down" and “UnMute” Element Films presents “Stirling’s War”
An RAF pilot (Flight Sergeant Robert Stirling) who mistook greenhouses for the White Cliffs of Dover and parachuted into German occupied territory (Guernsey, Channel Islands). Robert Stirling then spent four years of the Second World War as a prisoner of war following his capture by the Germans.
Sergeant Robert Stirling was part of the Royal Air Force's 87 Squadron and lost his bearings while chasing a German bomber towards France in April 1941. The young pilot, then 23, realised he was dangerously low on fuel and attempted to return to Exeter, Devon, where he was stationed. But his compass was broken and during his attempt to navigate back to base he believed the reflection of the thousands of greenhouses was the famous chalk cliffs on the Kent coastline. Believing he was on 'safe ground,' he bailed from his Hawker Hurricane aircraft. Instead he found himself on the uninhabited Lihou Island, close to Guernsey which at the time was under German rule. The film covers true events, and this is not a film to be missed.
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- Princess Royal Centre for Performing Arts Guernsey College of Further Education Les Ozouets Campus St Peter Port GY1 2UB