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004: Spring 1982


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Cancelled : Artillery


Please note - in view of current concerns re coronavirus/Covid-19, the April meeting has been cancelled. Reference should be made to the main WFA website for a general announcement re branch meetings. The May 2020 meeting is also cancelled but we hope to resume in September 2020 after our usual summer break. The meeting would have been: For our A…

'The Biggest Guns' by Roger Perry


Roger Perry will be giving a talk on different types of "big guns". The Great War was a gunner's war and only the big guns could deliver the massive firepower to overcome robust entrenchments and strike deep into the enemy's rear areas. This talk covers the heavy guns, including the railway guns, used on the Western and Italian Fronts and discusses…

Iris Hotblack and Alan ‘Balmy’ Morton : love letters from the Front


At the outbreak of war in 1914, 20 year old Miss Iris Hotblack was at home with her family. They lived in a large, detached seven room house called The Boltons, on King Henry’s Road, Lewes, East Sussex. Used to living away from home, she had been sent to school in Cheltenham, she wrote regularly to her brothers, and various other male and female f…