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.
6th April: Chris Coshan: Out of the Shadow of the Rising Sun
4th May: Keith Redway: Hannibal followed by John Dodkins with his father-in-law’s experiences in submarines: The German Submarine and Double Darkness
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.]
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.