Calendar of Events

Inaugural Meeting
The Real Dad’s Army; The role and training of British Auxiliary Units in World War 2

Wednesday 1st May 2019

Speaker:

Bill King – Local Historian

Visit:
D-Day Museum Portsmouth
D-Day IWM (EA 51048)
Wednesday 22nd May 2019

All Day

Departure: Crowmarsh Gifford

Please contact us info@bmmhs.org for booking & details

Meeting:
The Wooden World    Life in Nelson’s navy
H.M.S. Warspite - Click on image for Meeting details

Wednesday 3rd July 2019

7:30pm

Venue: Crowmarsh Gifford

Please contact us info@bmmhs.org for booking & details

Speaker:

Philip K Allan 

Author and Historian

Meeting: 
The Walls Have Ears: The Greatest Intelligence of World War 2
Click on Image for full meeting details
Wednesday 25th September 2019 – 7:30pm

Venue: Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote,  RG8 0QY

Speaker:

Dr Helen Fry

Author and Historian

Visit:
Bletchley Park

Wednesday 2nd October 2019  

All Day

Departure: Crowmarsh Gifford

Please contact us info@bmmhs.org for booking & details

Meeting:
British Airborne Landing at Arnhem in 1944 – Myth & Reality
A Bridge too Far
Arnhem IWM (K7586)
Wednesday 16th  October 2019 – 7.30pm

Venue: Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote,  RG8 0QY

Speaker:

Prof John Buckley from the Dept of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton

Meeting:
The sad case of Signalman Taylor – the story of a remarkable murder court-martial
Court martial panel
Wednesday 15th  November 2019 – 7.30pm

Venue: Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote,  RG8 0QY

Speaker:

Major-General Gordon Risius

Former senior British Army officer and lawyer who served as Director of the Army Legal Services Branch.

Meeting:

Air-to-Air refuelling during the Falklands Campaign and for the period 1982-84 

Vulcan XH558 and a Victor K2 re-enact a Black Buck sortie for the cameras. Cliff Knox

Wednesday 15th January 2020

7.30pm

Venue: 

Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote,  RG8 0QY

Speaker:

Group Captain David Drew  RAF Pilot  ret’d, County Chairman, Royal British Legion

The Falklands Conflict, Victor refuelling aircraft.
Pilot’s eye view of a Victor with refuelling line extended – on Black Buck raids the refuelling was done in the dark and with radio silence. François Prins
Meeting: 
Agent Celery – Our Man in Hamburg  – a true spy story of WW2
Walter Dicketts, World War ll spy aka Double Agent Celery driving his boat in England 1945. Source: doubleagentcelery.com

Wednesday 5th February 2020

7.30pm

Venue: 

Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote,  RG8 0QY

Speaker:

Robert Dicketts   Historian

Other talks and events are being planned including trips to Stow Maries Great War Aerodrome,  the fighter airfields in Kent and talks on the Air Transport Auxiliary and the Falklands War. Watch this space!   

From September onwards all talks will take place in:-

Woodcote Village Hall, Reading Road, Woodcote,  RG8 0QY

(unless separately notified)

 and will start at 7.30pm.

Please contact info@bmmhs.org  for further information.

Do join us,  you can be assured of a warm welcome and an interesting and informative time.

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