Cruising Division Winter Lectures
A selection of the Zoom and recorded Lectures given to Members
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Andrew Campbell tells the story of Operation Pedestal which arguably changed the course of the second world war. Many members viewing had personal connections to the participants.
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An intriguing talk about an adventure heading for the Galapagos? Popular Club member Nick Ryley and his brother Peter tell the story, but did they make it?
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In a departure from his former RN career, Richard Bridges tells us of his infectious enthusiasm for Kemal Attaturk who transformed Turkey in the early part of the 20th century.
Updating his previous talk earlier in the year, Stephen Fisher tells the fascinating story of the build up to D-Day and how the problem of embarking troops on to their transport and landing craft was achieved.
David Miller and Vanessa Ainsworth tell the story of LITA, which pairs Lymington and Pennington with Vitré in France, Almansa in Spain and Mosbach in Germany
A wonderful trip through the New Forest as Chris describes the various birds he has observed. He reveals some of his secrets in finding the various species and more importantly their locations.
In his first talk to the Club about the subject, Stephen relates the fascinating local history of how our area was used to embark the troops on the landing craft and ships sailing to Normandy on D-Day – June 6th 1944
When he was very young, Nick Ryley was offered the trip of a lifetime as a member of a crew bringing back an old J Class yacht from Toulon to Southampton. The adventure was memorable
In his talk ranging from 1917 to the present day, Dr James Taylor illustrates the importance of the art of camoflage to aid deception and hide military targets from the enemy.