Visitors are invited to visit Fort Nelson on Wednesday 28 June for the first in a series of Wednesday evening talks at Fort Nelson.
Fort Talk 1: Local heroes of the Second World War
Wednesday 28 June, 7 pm – 9 pm.
Guest Speaker: James Daly, D-Day Collections Researcher, Portsmouth City Council
Over 2,500 people from Portsmouth were killed serving in the armed forces during the Second World War. Many of their stories have never been told before: a naval bomb disposal Petty Officer awarded the George Cross; a 16-year-old Para; a Battle of Britain hero; men killed in battleships, submarines, bombers and tanks throughout Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In this talk author, James Daly will tell their stories.
• Tickets cost £5 per person and include refreshments.
• Location: Fort Nelson, Redan
Tickets are available in advance via https://royalarmouries.org/events/overview/fort-talks
Future Fort Talk Dates for your Diary:
Fort Talk 2: ‘100 Years after the Russian Revolution’
Wednesday 20 September.Guest Speaker: Dr Paul Flenley, Subject Leader and Principle Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at Portsmouth University.
Fort Talk 3:‘Development of Artillery’
Wednesday 6 December 2017. Guest Speaker: Nicholas Hall, Royal Armouries Curator Emeritus.
Fort Talk 4: ‘Sadam Hussain’s Super Gun’
Wednesday 14 March 2018 .Guest Speaker: Mary Murray-Flutter, Royal Armouries Curator of Weapons.