Thorpe Bay

Military History 1

The Military History 1 Group's interests includes the Army, Navy and Airforce. The group leader is Paul Mardon. Meetings are held on the third Thursday of the month.

Since our beginning our numbers have grown from the original four of us to the current ten. We encourage all members to make a presentation of, for example, a particular war or battle, on land, sea or air. The researching for the details is both interesting and fulfilling. The preparation can take time, a couple of weeks or even a month would not be unusual.

We also make visits to places of interest such as; Hendon & Duxford Aircraft Museums, the Imperial War Museum and the Royal Naval Museum at Greenwich &, on several occasions the Combined Services Museum at Maldon.

December Meeting

Having spent the previous two months looking at 'military disasters' we talked today about 'Communications Disasters'. This proved apparently to be a more difficult topic to research with three of us referring to the problems running up to the naval Battle of Coronel in WWI. We also had the WWII disaster at Slapton Sands; the Charge of the Light Brigade & a number of snippets from various conflicts including a lost MIG fighter over Belgium; American Civil war disasters & the BBC miscommunication on Goose Green. One of these was also the so-called Battle of Karansebes which has to be one of the most ludicrous episodes of any countries military endeavour.

At our January meeting we will discuss 'The Home Front'

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