Odiham and District

June Meeting

Monthly Meetings 2019 - 2020

Rushing Into Russia
Aldon Ferguson
Aldon Ferguson is a military historian specialising in the RAF and USAF and also an expert on Russia and the former Soviet Union (FSU). After being commissioned in the Royal Air Force he graduated as a Chartered Surveyor and specialised in commercial property. He became the first Chartered Surveyor to operate in the former Soviet Union setting up his own offices in Moscow, St Petersburg and Kiev, Ukraine. The 17 year business experience in the region led to extensive travel across the entire FSU, literally from Mongolia to Poland.

Extensive world-wide travel has given Aldon a unique insight into geography, history, social backgrounds and trends, which he uses in his numerous historical lecture subjects including the relatively secret world of Covert Operations in the Cold War, Photographic Reconnaissance and Interpretation and various battles and operations such as Arctic Convoys (which he talked to us about in November 2018), the Siege of Malta and linked subjects. This talk is based on his experiences of running a business in the former Soviet Union.