'Cockney war stories from Pozières to Palestine' by Clive Harris
31 Mar

About this talk: This is a brand new talk by Clive, put together specially for NW Kent. It looks at London-based regiments and helps bring to life the exploits and experiences of its soldiers - whether they be Regulars, Territorials, Kitchener volunteers or conscripts.

About this speaker: A popular visitor to NW Kent, Clive served in the Royal Signals and with Hertfordshire Constabulary before embarking on a career in military history in 1998. As well as publishing 'Walking the London Blitz', 'A Wander through Wartime London' and 'The Greater Game', he has contributed to Time Team, Time Watch, Blitz Spirit and CBS’s Legacy of War. His specialist battlefield subjects are The Retreat of 1914, The Ypres Salient, 1918, The London Blitz and the Italian Campaign of 1943/44. Clive is the holder of badge number 33 within the Guild of Battlefield Guides and is a member of the British Commission for Military History. He joined the Western Front Association as a child and has provided regular talks and lectures since leaving the Army in 1991. Clive completed his Masters degree in Great War Studies at Wolverhampton and is currently undertaking a PhD. His favourite battlefield to visit remains Gallipoli.

Where we meet: We meet at the Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH. Normally, meetings are held on the on the last Thursday of each month (except December). Parking at the rear of the club is free but you need to enter your car registration into the machine (on the left as you enter the club). Failure to enter your registration can lead to a £50 fine. There's easy free parking in adjacent side streets. The meetings start at 19:30, with the doors (and the bar) opening at 18:30. We do not charge entrance fees but we do welcome voluntary donations of £5 or more towards our costs. 

Royal British Legion Club, Queensway, Petts Wood, Orpington, Kent BR5 1DH
31 Mar 2022 19:30