Military History

Leader- Nigel Hoad

We have presentations covering a variety of aspects – personnel, strategy, logistics, intelligence gathering, training, the evolution of weapons and their impact on battle tactics from ancient times to the present day

Speakers are invited from the military world, the universities, RMA Sandhurst, and from our own U3A members.

Contact  Group Secretary: John Bryant – – 01252 713671
Meets  Friday, 10.00 – 12.00. Monthly. 
2019 Sep 27, Oct 11, Nov 22, Dec 13
2020 Jan 10, Feb 14, Mar 6, Apr 17, May 15

27th September:  Comparing and contrasting the experiences of junior Army and Navy medical officers during the Falklands War, and their subsequent careers: Nigel Hoad

11th October:      HM submarines and their role in the last Naval action in the Baltic of WW1:  David Parry, ex RN submariner now researching towards a PhD in Military History

22nd November:  The moral dimension of UAV (drone) warfare;  Tim Dean, of this Parish

13th December:   The History of ENSA from its origins in 1939. Alan Grace.

10th January:   The transformation of Military Nursing, from Gulf War 1 to Afghanistan: Lt Col Tess Grieves QARANC, CO Military Wing, Frimley Park Hospital

14th February:   Headley Court and the story of Military Rehabilitation, from Generals with bad backs to triple amputees: Dr Sarah Rollins, International Orienteer and sports/exercise physician, Regional Rehabilitation Centre, Aldershot Garrison

6th March:    The true story behind the film ‘Ill met by moonlight’:  David Wilson, National Service Officer with the King’s African Rifles and retired local solicitor

17th April:   Commanding an Infantry Battalion in Afghanistan:  Lt Col (retd) Dan Bradbury, Yorkshire Regiment

15th May:          TBA