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Naval History

This group started in April 2013

Venue

Sacred Heart
Waterlooville
(see map)

Meeting Time

Monthly Second Tuesday
10am - 12 Noon

Group Co-ordinator

Barry Munns

Contact Via:

Group Liaison (Kevin Stock)
023 9217 9298
Or email via our contacts page

 

We focus on talks given by members and guest speakers concerning Naval History events right back to Henry VIII with occasional visits to places of Naval historical interest. Among recent talks we have been informed about "The demise of Commander "Buster" Crabbe RN and the "Raid on St Nazaire by HMS Cambeltown in WW2.
Members are encouraged to research subjects and broaden their own knowledge.


Naval History Group Programme for 2020

Date

Subject

Speaker

Jan

Norwegian Fighting

Steve Foster

Feb

History of Diving

Bill Brown

Mar

Leo Gradwell

Dave Price

Apr

HMS Warrior

David Dickinson

May

Jun

Bismark

David Bickerton

July

Aug

Sep

Oct

Waiting in the Ice

Jim Stevens

Nov

Invergordon Mutiny

Dave Price

Dec



Visit to Chatham Historical Dockyard - June 2015

21 members of the group visited the historic dockyard which started with a guided orientation tour of the whole site on the coach. This was followed by a very informative and entertaining talk in the “Ropery” where two members were shown/ordered to make rope. We then worked our way around all the excellent exhibits across the site which included the submarine HMS Ocelot and the WW2 frigate HMS Cavalier.


Visit to the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich - 15th May 2014

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