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'Navy take to the Air' a talk by Graham Kemp


Dr Graham Kemp will be giving a talk about the role of the Navy in the development of the Air Force. 

'Naval 8 Squadron during World War I' a talk by Colin Buxton


Colin Buxton will be giving a talk about the Naval 8 Squadron during the First World War. We meet on the third Tuesday of each month at 7.30pm for 8.00pm. 

'Frederick Septimus Kelly, Royal Naval Division' by John Cooksey


JON COOKSEY is a leading military historian who takes a special interest in the history of the world wars and the Falklands War. He is the former editor of Battlefields Review and the current editor of our very own Stand To!. This talk is about the extraordinary story of Frederick Kelly, the musician, composer and Olympic rower, killed in action d…

'The Last Naval Hero - The Story of David, 1st Earl Beatty' with Roy Smart


Roy Smart was a Naval Officer, Fleet Air Arm pilot and air director of many great national memorial events, including the BBC Radio commemorations of the Battle of Jutland. Blessed with the Nelson touch, David Beatty had a ruthless & charismatic personality and rose with meteoric speed from Cadet to First Sea Lord. This talk discusses his eve…

'Naval Disaster on the Broad Fourteens' by Stan Grosvenor


Naval Disaster on the Broad Fourteens by Stan Grosvenor Actions of 22 September 1914 IMAGE: Sketch of Cressy sinking 

Britain in the First World War : Lecture given by John Terraine in 1988


(Lecture given by John Terraine in 1988) The 1914-1918 War was, for Britain, a traumatic experience - hence the emotional reactions to it which continue this day. It was, I am certain, far more traumatic for Britain than for Europeans, and far, far more so than it was for America. It was also far more traumatic for Britain than the Second World Wa…