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18th April 2018 - Phil Judkins

Convoy - The War at Sea

The War at Sea incorporating Intercept and Decryption, Radar (both airborne and ship-borne), High Frequency Direction Finding (Huff-Duff), anti-submarine missiles such as Squid, a variety of mines and torpedoes, including magnetic mines, acoustic and ‘hunting’ torpedoes, and anti-ship missiles.

Phil's talk follows four convoys - English South Coast, Atlantic, Malta and Arctic – and illustrates the different weapons used, with the particular local interest that air to surface vessel anti-submarine radar in its modern form was developed by Sir Bernard Lovell and colleagues at Leeson House, Langton Matravers.

16th May 2018 - Ray Jones

Working with HM Submarines

Ray's talk will take the audience on a virtual “on board” tour of H.M. Submarines from the 1960s through to the present day, and will be liberally interspersed with photographs.  He intends to share some of his own personal experiences but only with information which is already in the public domain.

Ray initially prepared this talk for Engineers joining his team to give them an insight into H.M. Submarines so that they knew in advance what to expect and how to conduct themselves on board.

Ray, whose background is in Electronic Engineering, will also include a review of submarine principal weapons.

20th June 2018 - Andy Ramsbottom

The New Quay in Poole Docks

[Details to follow …]