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.
This month we continued discussing the chosen subject : the Middle East. This time round we talked about the Suez crisis of 1956 & its aftermath; the siege of Antioch on the First Crusade 1097 & British disasters in Mesopotamia in 1915.
There will be NO meeting in August. Our meeting on September 19th will be a visit to RAF Museum at Hendon.