Military History

St John’s Church Hall, Boxmoor, HH
The Military History group – meets once a month on the first Wednesday, though there are no meetings in January or August.
Instead, in August, we have, in previous years, been on a visit to somewhere of interest. Our last one would have been to HAC in London (Honourable Artillery Company) but had to be abandoned due to the virus.

1st June: Mark and Pam Bathurst: History of the Medway Queen: The PS Medway Queen is a paddle-driven steamship, the only mobile estuary paddle steamer left in the United Kingdom. She was one of the ‘little ships’ of Dunkirk, making a record 7 trips and rescuing 7000 men in the evacuation of Dunkirk. [There will be an extra £1 entry fee for a visiting speaker.]

6th July: We have two member speakers this month starting with Stephen Lally telling the remarkable personal story of Stephen Lally’s father, who was one of the very first British soldiers to make his way into the Chancellery in Berlin in 1945. Stephen will bring some artefacts that his father “liberated” from the building.
Bob Spence is our second speaker and he has been investigating the early years of Adolf Hitler.

All regular attenders will know that proof of vaccination will be required, plus a £2 entrance fee (correct money preferred). All sanitising and distancing advice will be adhered to.
We are a friendly bunch and new members are always welcome.

Further programme planning is afoot. Volunteer speakers will be very welcome to fill the programme. Any members who have given a hint they might give a talk please contact Barbara or Graham with details. Help available if necessary.

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