Tim Whittle is the author 'Fuelling the Wars – PLUTO and the Secret Pipeline Network 1936 to 2015'.
His talk deals with the first half of his book covering from the inception of the network through to the development and operation of the PLUTO cross-channel pipelines and the end of WW2.
Petroleum usage in the UK up to the 1930s
The RAF fuel reserve crisis and the construction of fuel storage depots
The impact of the War on the system
The fuel pipeline network
Tim Whittle is a retired chartered engineer with forty years experience in the control and instrumentation industry of which thirty years were spent on pipelines including twenty on oil pipelines. He has both science and technology degrees and has given many talks on both the wartime and 'cold war' pipeline networks. In his retirement he is currently taking a part-time history degree.