About The Speaker...
David Duker has held a life-long passion for the generation of people who overcame the huge challenge of the Second World War. From a young age he has been captivated by the many stories of human endeavour, with his particular fascination being on the subject of the Battle of Britain.
In 2010, this passion led him to form a close association with the wonderful Kent Battle of Britain museum, and also inspired him to meet, and talk to as many of his heroes as possible. He was fortunate to have forged a close friendship with Flight Lieutenant Bill Green who served with 501 Squadron during the Battle of Britain and considers him to have been one of the most impactful mentors of his life.
Today, David works tirelessly to promote the legacy of this remarkable generation and founded the Tally Ho Project CIC- a social enterprise dedicated to sharing the many life-changing lessons that can be found in the past. His aim is to empower people from all backgrounds to rise to their own challenges and to believe in a life of possibility. To support this work, he published his first book ‘Rise to the Challenge’ in 2021, with his next title ‘One of Our Own’ due for release in July 2023.
David is a public speaker, historian, author and life coach who has now worked with over 12,000 people. To find out more about his mission please see:
About Their Talks...
I have been in the privileged position to have spent hundreds of hours interviewing and speaking with remarkable personalities who overcame the huge challenge of the second world war. During the talk it is my pleasure to share some of the many insights gained and to immerse you in some incredible stories from the past.
One of my real passions in life is story telling. Time disappears as I take you back to a period of history when the greatest challenge that we have ever faced descended on earth. Only ever promoting humanity and never war, I am fascinated by the values that allowed this generation to rise and overcome the seemingly impossible. These being duty, unity, courage, resilience and positive action.
Each talk lasts between 45 mins- 1 hour with plenty of time for a Q & A. My presentation shares many unseen images from the era and brings to life one of the most unique times in our history.
My fee for these talks is £100
I will not charge any travel expenses for talks delivered within 20 miles of St. Neots, Cambridgeshire.
I am more than happy to travel further afield but will charge 0.50p per mile there after.