2018 - Meeting Dates and Speaker Programme



Next Meeting -

Monday, 26th November 2018

Speaker - Dr John Sutton

Topic - The Unknown Warrior

(image: The Unknown Warrior arrives at Dover: 10th November 1920. Courtesy of Dover Mercury)







Venue opens at 7:00 p.m. and the meeting commences at 7:30 p.m. For venue directions please click HERE.


The 2018 Branch Speaker Programme

Date Speaker Topic
January 29th Robert Elverstone Farewell to the Horse
February 26th David Humberston

Agents in Petticoats - Female Spies of the Great War

March 26th Mel Gould The Story of the Loughborough Carillon
April 30th Dave Dunham The 1918 German Spring Offensive - the beginning of the end
May 28th (BH) Derek Seaton Captain Robert Gee, V.C, M.C, M.P. - "A Remarkable Soldier & Politician"
June 25th Nigel Atter

2nd Leicesters in Mesopotamia

July 30th

John Stanyard

Under Two Flags – The Salvation Army in the Great War
August 27th (BH) Adam Lowe The Battle of Jutland
September 24th  Jim Beach British Intelligence & the German Spring Offensives

October 29th 

Greg Drozdz BEM

Africa and the Great War

November 26th Dr John Sutton The Unknown Warrior


December 17th**

Jonathan Smith

Medals and Decorations of the Great War

** Please note this is a change from the date previously advertised

(BH = Bank Holiday)

(TBC = To Be Confirmed)


Our meetings and speakers are sometimes subject to last minute changes for a variety of reasons, so please check back regularly for updates and/or changes.


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