Events

The views of the speakers will be their own and the Society takes no responsibility

for the views expressed or the accuracy of their presentations.

Wed 24th June 2020

'Seapower States: Culture, Identity and Strategy' with Prof. Andrew Lambert

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 24th June 2020

'Seapower States: Culture, Identity and Strategy' with Prof. Andrew Lambert

This lecture examines the nature and consequences of being a seapower state, as opposed to continental military power, through a collective ...

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 23rd Sept 2020

'The Battle of Britain' with Col. Paul Beaver

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 23rd Sept 2020

'The Battle of Britain' with Col. Paul Beaver

In the early summer of 1940, RAF Fighter Command led by Air Chief Marshal Sir Hugh Dowding was faced with the dilemma of bolstering the crum...

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 28th Oct 2020

'The RNAS Armoured Car Expeditionary Force on the Eastern Front, 1915-17' with Alan Wakefield

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 28th Oct 2020

'The RNAS Armoured Car Expeditionary Force on the Eastern Front, 1915-17' with Alan Wakefield

In 1914, the Royal Naval Air Service created their Armoured Car Section to provide line of communications security and to pick up aircrew wh...

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 25th Nov 2020

'The Falklands War – There and Back Again: The Story of Naval Party 8901' with Dr Mike Jones

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 25th Nov 2020

'The Falklands War – There and Back Again: The Story of Naval Party 8901' with Dr Mike Jones

On 1 April 1982 Major Mike Norman, commander of Naval Party 8901, was looking forward to a peaceful year-long tour of duty on the Falkland I...

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 27th Jan 2021

'The Light Division in the Peninsular War' with Tim Saunders

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 27th Jan 2021

'The Light Division in the Peninsular War' with Tim Saunders

The Light Brigade, subsequently the Light Division, was without a doubt the elite of Wellington’s Peninsular Army. While they emerged as the...

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

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Wed 27th May 2020

POSTPONED: 'Victory in Burma' with Lt. Col. Mike Tickner

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 27th May 2020

POSTPONED: 'Victory in Burma' with Lt. Col. Mike Tickner

On 14th June 1945 the 14th Army conducted a victory parade in Rangoon having captured the city with barely a shot fired in anger. Meanwhile ...

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 22nd Apr 2020

POSTPONED (until 28th Apr 2021): 'Reflections on the First World War' with Allan Mallinson

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 22nd Apr 2020

POSTPONED (until 28th Apr 2021): 'Reflections on the First World War' with Allan Mallinson

"War should be so engaged in that nothing but peace should appear to be aimed at." Reflections on the First World War in light of Cicero's d...

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 25th Mar 2020

POSTPONED: 'British Volunteers and the Spanish Civil War' with Ray Wilkinson

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 25th Mar 2020

POSTPONED: 'British Volunteers and the Spanish Civil War' with Ray Wilkinson

During the Spanish Civil War 1936-1939, despite massive establishment resistance to them going, nearly 2,500 men and women left Britain to f...

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 26th Feb 2020

'Could the British have won the American War of Independence?' with Prof. Jeremy Black

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 26th Feb 2020

'Could the British have won the American War of Independence?' with Prof. Jeremy Black

Opposition to London’s insensitive colonial policies on taxation and governance was provoked into outright rebellion when British soldiers a...

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 22nd Jan 2020

'37 Howitzer Battery RFA: The Curragh to Le Cateau, August 1914' with Lt. Col. Mike Watson

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

Wed 22nd Jan 2020

'37 Howitzer Battery RFA: The Curragh to Le Cateau, August 1914' with Lt. Col. Mike Watson

Mike Watson provides some insights into the background and experiences of some of the Gunners, including three VCs - Captain Douglas Reynold...

7.30pm - 9.30pm

St John's Place, Lower Road, Bemerton, Salisbury, SP2 9NP

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