On behalf of the Billy Fiske Foundation and 601 (County of London) Squadron, I want to extend our heartfelt appreciation and gratitude to each and every person who joined us, in person or in spirit, for the 8th Annual Billy Fiske Dinner at the British Embassy in Washington.
The Foundation met Mark James through our social media posts. Mr. James is considered a true and faithful friend to the Billy Fiske Foundation and can be found at Billy’s grave most every 17th of August, as well as on other occasions. Mr. James tends to Billy’s grave, keeping it clean as well as adorning the grave with US and UK flags. We caught up with Mark and asked him a few questions.
A wonderful night was had by all this past 17 August, 2022. The 7th Annual Billy Fiske Dinner and Auction was held at Her Majesty’s Defence Attaché Residence in Washington, DC.
I’m just back from London and had several meetings and events there. Friday, I received confirmation from the British Defence Attaché that he has offered his residence in the Kalorama neighborhood of Washington, DC for the 17 August Billy Fiske Dinner.
Merry Christmas from the Billy Fiske Foundation!
To this day, Billy Fiske is remembered as a hero of the Battle of Britain and his memory lives on in the mountains of Colorado. For these reasons, we hope to see Fiske join the Hall of Fame.
The next speaker in the Trust’s exciting series of webinars will be a hands-on historian and Spitfire pilot with exceptional credentials.
Billy Fiske was a well-connected young man. When he came to Britain to study, he fitted like a glove into the circle of upper middle class, public school educated daredevils who had pioneered winter sports in Switzerland and motor racing at Brooklands circuit. Even as an undergraduate at Cambridge, Billy spent his time questing for speed and excitement. It was mainly big-engined cars which attracted him.