Welcome to the British Modern Military History Society

Welcome to the British Modern Military History Society.  Formed in early 2019, we organise monthly talks for anyone interested in military history over the last 200 years from Nelson’s times to the present day.   

With top quality talks given by writers, academics, former military personnel, and experts in their field with a wide variety of topics, we are based in Woodcote Village Hall RG8 0QY (near Wallingford) in South Oxfordshire.   We can accommodate up to 100 people at each talk in pleasant surroundings, offering a warm and welcoming evening out.

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We are delighted that we have now been able to resume live meetings in Woodcote Village Hall in addition we shall also continue our monthly Zoom talks. Check website for details. Please note we will not be recording or streaming any of our live meetings or Zoom talks.

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In 1969 the prolonged spate of violence that broke out in Northern Ireland and became known as ‘The Troubles’ was countered militarily by Operation BANNER which would run until 2006. The Army Air Corps made a crucial contribution to Operation BANNER providing helicopters and fixed wing aircraft that carried out intelligence gathering and surveillance, moved troops around ‘bandit country’ and fought back against terrorist groups. A generation of Army Air Corps aircrew and groundcrew cut their teeth in Northern Ireland and the lessons they learned were carried forward to operations in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan.
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BRITISH AND NATO FORCES 1976 - 1993 (CT 719) An Army Air Corps Gazelle helicopter in flight. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205117277
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‘The Task Force’s victory in the Falkland Islands gave freedom back to the Islanders, releasing a vibrant energy to develop their lives. This fascinating compendium is another triumph in the “Glimpses” series!’               Major General Dair Farrar-Hockley MC, 2 Para in the Falklands

To mark the 40th anniversary, the British Modern Military History Society has compiled a book of memories and stories of those who served in the Falklands. The latest book in the Glimpses of War series, Glimpses of the Falklands War, has now been published and is  available on Amazon.  As with other volumes of Glimpses of War, all profits will go to the charity Blind Veterans UK. #blindveterans

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Glimpses of War

A compilation of military stories and eyewitness accounts to raise funds for Blind Veterans UK

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Registered charity in England and Wales (216227) and in Scotland (SC039411). A percentage of royalties will be donated to Blind Veterans UK.

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Queen Elizabeth II

It is with great sadness that we extend our sincere condolences to the Royal Family on the passing of Her Majesty The Queen after a

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WW1 Trenches Tour

WW1 trenches tour and barbeque at Hill End Tuesday 20 September, 5-7pm: WWI trenches tour and barbeque at Hill End (between Oxford and Botley). An

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Non-Contact, Parachute Ground (Land) Mine Type GC (MUN 3509) Second World War period German land and sea mine.
There were two types of magnetic sea mines used by the the Germans, who termed them the Luftmine A (LMA ) of  500kg, and the Luftmine B (LMB) of 1000kg. They were known by the British Admiralty as the Admiralty Type D and Admiralty Type C respectively. This is an example of the larger  mine.
The Luftwaffe began dropping magnetic mines into the wate... Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/30020471

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