Military History


Group Leader: Roy Evans
Telephone: 01777 702097
Meetings: 2nd Thursday of each month, 10.00-12.00
Venue: Hallcroft Community Centre, Randall Way



We now have an established group, which has been running from May 2017.

Every year we have a minimum of ten meetings, where speakers discuss various topics from ancient to modern times. We do not expect U3A members to come to every meeting, although some do, so have a look at our speaker programme to see if there is any interest for you.

Also note we have an extended trip in May and two trips in July and August.

In 2020, we are planning to have a five day trip in Belgium, so look out for future details


Speaker Programme 2020/2021




October 12th 2020               Bryan Gladstone              'Nelson And The Battle Of Trafalgar'

October 26th 2020               Roy Evans                        'Women At War'

November 9th 2020             Milan Petrovic/Steve Hall   'Nottinghamshire Plane Crashes'

November 23rd 2020           Adrian Sumner                  'Zeppelins Over Retford And Liverpool'

December 2020                   WINTER BREAK

January 11th 2021               Roy Evans                          'Hitler's 'Q' Ships'

January 25th 2021               Dave Skillen                       'The Many Behind The Few'

February 8th 2021                Mike Garrett                       'The Battle of Crete'

February 22nd 2021             Steve Hall                           'Lafayette Escadrilles'

March 8th 2021                    Bryan Gladstone                 'Poets of the Great War'

March 22nd 2021                 Roy Evans                           'The History Of Handley Page'

April 4th 2021                       EASTER BREAK

April 19th 2021                     Bryan Gladstone                 'American Aviators of The Great War'



We are now holding weekly electronic presentations every Monday.  Meetings at Hallcroft will only resume when the U3A Committee feel it is safe to do so, based on the UK Government's advice.

Please contact us for details of the electronic meetings.