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‘The Royal Navy and the Dardanelles’ by Dr John Perry

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Our speaker, Dr John Perry will talk about how, at the instigation of Churchill, units of the Royal Navy tried to force the Dardanelles. They displayed great courage in the face of enormous obstacles and came close to succeeding. But they failed and the Army had to take over, with tragic consequences.     Venue: St Philip and St James Parish…


6 August 1914 Charles George McConachy died on this day

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  Charles McConachy was born in Belfast on 11th July 1889. On 3rd August 1905, while a student of Ballymena Academy, he enlisted into the Royal Navy (Boy service). On 11th July 1907 his adult service began. He signed up for 12 years service. After serving on several vessels (on land and sea), on 9th April 1914, he transferred to the HMS Amphion…


‘Impressive in Futility' the German High Seas Fleet - by Prof John Derry

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One of the reasons for growing Anglo-German antagonism before 1914 was the German decision to build a modern battlefleet, with the consequent Anglo-German naval race. Though the German High Seas Fleet was an excellent navy – well-trained officers and men, superbly designed capital ships and outstanding gunnery – it was never able to break the Royal…


'The Battle of Dogger Bank 1915' with Dr Scott Lindgren

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Dr Scott Lindgren will be talking about this naval engagement which occurred on the 24 January 1915, near the Dogger Bank, in the North Sea. It was fought between squadrons of the British Grand Fleet and the German High Seas Fleet with losses on both sides.  So spend an evening discovering the history behind one of the Great Wars lesser known naval…