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PROGRAMME  2017

date

speaker

subject

21st January

AGM

Paul Bedford

“Not Just Names”

18th February

Terry Dean

“Returned to the Regiment”

18th March

Arthur Aston

“The Town That Died, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1917”

15th April

Barry Kitchenor

– “Fallen Railwaymen of The Great War”

20th May

John G Chester

“Out East 1914 The Tsing Tao Campaign & Prisoners of the Japanese”

17th June

Niall Cherry

“Messines Ridge”

15th July

Nigel Crompton

The Great Fire of Salonika 1917”

19th August

James Rattray  

"RATTRAYS 45TH SIKH REGIMENT 1914-1918”

16th September

David Wright  

“War with the Ottoman Empire”

21st October

John G Chester

“The Nivelle Offensive of 1917”

12th November

Remembrance  Sunday

 

Sutton Coldfield War   Memorial

 

18th November

Mike Coyle

“War Memorials – Fighting for Survival”

17th December

Branch Members

Christmas Meeting Research & Papers

PROGRAMME  2018

Date

speaker

subject

20st January

AGM

Paul Handford

The Curious Case of Mr. Herbert-Mowle Kendal

17th February

Dave Wright

War with the Ottoman Empire

17th March

Arthur Aston

The Life of General Sir Horace Smith-Dorian

21st  April

Paul Cobb

Sir John Monash & The Battle of Le Hamel July 1918

19th May

Alison Wheatley

King EdwardV1 School, Birmingham in The First World War

16th June

Dale Hjort

British Forces in Italy 1917-1918

21st July

Rob Bolton

The Boys Brigade 1914-1918

18th August

Alan Wakefield

Twisting the Tail of the Dragon-The Zeebrugge Raid Apr  1918

15th September

Michael O’Brian

Haig, Foch, Pershing & the Battle of St. Mihiel

20th October

Jim Beach

Everyday life of Corporal Vince Schurhoff

10th November

 

Branch Commemoration at National Memorial Arboretum

11th November

Remembrance

Sunday

Sutton Coldfield War   Memorial

17th November

Rob Thompson

The Secret of Success BEF Transport & Operational Success 1918

1th December

Branch Members

Christmas Meeting

Research & Papers