Military History

 

Group Leader: Roy Evans
Telephone: 01777 702097
Email: military-history@retford-u3a.org.uk
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 January - December 2020

 

9th January 2020       History of Hitler's V-2 Weapon            Steve Hall & Milan Petrovic

13th February 2020   Bodicea and her Victories                    Samantha Glasswell

12th March 2020       The British SS - The Men who fought for Hitler     Eric Noel-Farthing

9th April 2020            Military Dogs of the British Army          Pam Farquhar

8th May 2020            When Escaping was no longer fun       Betty Merrick

11th June 2020         Small Air Forces of the British Empire  Bob Massey

9th July 2020             Field Trip to RAF Museum - Hendon    Kettlewells

13th August 2020      Field Trip to Bletchley Park                   Kettlewells

10th September 2020 Battle of Towton Moor                          Mike Garrett

8th October 2020       The Role of the British Legion               Ann Hickman

12th November 2020  Auschwitz Birkenau                              Christine Jaques

10th December 2020  Hitler's 'Q' Ships                                    Roy Evans                                           

 

All Meetings take place at Hallcroft Community Centre - 2nd Thursday of each Month.

Meetings start at 10.00 and finish at approximately 12.00