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Winston Churchill.
Winston Churchill.
The Purbrook team are, left to right, Jon Harvey, Elizabeth Norris and Peter Emmett

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I wonder how many of you have eaten while on a flight recently and what the meal was like?

As I have never flown in my life I have no idea what aircraft meals are like.

The airborne meal served to Winston Churchill in 1942.

The airborne meal served to Winston Churchill in 1942.

However, I don’t suppose for a minute they are anything like seen on the menu above.

It was served to Winston Churchill on the flying boat RMA Berwick on January 16, 1942.

Churchill was returning from America after a meeting with President Roosevelt to lobby him to join the war in Europe.

The Luftwaffe searched everywhere for the aircraft but fortunately to no avail.

I have looked everywhere to find out what RMA stands for. I am sure someone can tell me...