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.

June Meeting

Military History Group 1 had another Skype meeting this month. On this occasion seven out of ten members managed to join in. Once again, members selected their own topic which gave us a wide range of material: Afghanistan action in 1879; the story of the Hindenberg line of WWI; ‘VJ’ day & its celebration; the Messerschmidt rocket powered aircraft from WWII; the sinking of HMS Audacious in WWI; military action in Alaska in WWII; personal recollections of the Farnborough airshow. Whilst our meeting was taking place the death of Vera Lynn was announced, which in itself was rather fitting.

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