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'The Royal Garrison Artillery 1899-1923-Part 1 Port Defence' by Geoff Spring


We are pleased to be able to welcome Geoff Spring back to the branch for the latest in his long running series on aspects of artillery.   On this occasion, Geoff will be giving a talk on the Royal Garrison Artillery 1899-1923 Part 1 Port Defence.   The lecture describes one of the RGA’s roles namely defending the British Empire’s naval bases a…

Dear Chocolate Soldier : local theatre bringing stories of the First World War to life


  The play Dear Chocolate Soldier is a based on the letters of Edwin Hassall, who served on the Western Front between 1914 to 1918.   During the Great War people in Britain often sent parcels to the troops in France.   In 1916,  six year old Joan Burbidge sent some chocolate out to France. Wanting to make sure that the troops knew who had s…

Royal Garrison Artillery


Geoff Spring visits the branch again this year to continue his chapters in the story of artillery. On this occasion the talk will be: Royal Garrison Artillery 1899-1923: Part 2. Educating the Artillery Officers and Mountain Artillery  The lecture describes how artillery officers were educated and one of the RGA’s roles, providing Mountain Artill…

Royal Garrison Artillery 1913 -1924, Part 3, Field Army Support with Geoff Spring


Geoff makes a welcome return to the Branch to present Part 3 of The Royal Garrison Artillery. Geoff's presentations always prove to be informative and enlightening