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Branch Notes - July 2019

At our July meeting David Eeles presented a selection of videos and photos from his recent trips. He took us from Southampton to Terneuzen before showing a trip on the preserved coaster Greundiek. We then moved to Warnemunde, and saw an impressive number of ships passing on arrival at the port before concluding the evening with some views from a recent holiday in Genoa. Thanks are due to David for an excellent night's entertainment and some great videos.

One of the ships seen during the evening was GNV's Fantastic - seen here in Barcelona in April 2017. (David Walker)

July Branch Meeting

For our July meeting David Eeles and David Walker will show photographs from recent trips to the Netherlands. The meeting commences at 19:30 at the Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth. Non-members are most welcome.

June 2019 Meeting

On Thursday 13th June Krispen Atkinson will present photographs of ships seen on his recent travels around the world. The meeting commences at 19:30 at the Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth. Non-members are most welcome.

Branch Notes - May 2019

Our May meeting saw the return of Richard Osborne who gave the first part of a presentation on the history of the Royal Navy between Suez and the Falklands. Beginning with an overview of the post-war fleet, Richard explained the political and military pressures on fleet rebuilding before describing the Suez conflict itself. The evening finished with a discussion of the lessons learned from Suez, and their effect on the fleet’s shape in the 1960s and 1970s. The talk was highly informative and engaging, and it was particularly interesting to learn about the technical innovations in aircraft carrier design through the period. Many thanks to Richard for his efforts in writing and delivering the talk, and we look forward to Part 2 in 2020.

May 2019 Meeting

On Thursday 9th May Richard Osborne will present "From Suez to the Falklands: The Royal Navy 1956-1982". The meeting commences at 19:30 at the Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth. Non-members are most welcome.

February Meeting

On Thursday 14th February David Eeles will present photographs taken on a recent trip to Rotterdam with Colin Baigent. The meeting commences at 19:30 at the Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth. Non-members are most welcome.

December 2018 Meeting

Our December meeting is a members evening - contributions of 20-30 minutes on a maritime subject are invited. Please let David Walker know in advance if you would like to present something. 19:30, 13th December, Alice Cross Centre, Teignmouth. Non members are most welcome.