Manchester Military History Society

This evening (9th April 2013) I’ve been invited to deliver the monthly lecture to the Manchester Military History Society & so I’ll be sharing the “story so far” and my plans for the future.

This is the third time I’ve had the opportunity and each time, I’ve been able to add more to the picture.

As they say on their website

In 2004, Colin Foster began an investigation to unearth the story & personalities behind a set of names of 18 Allied Servicemen recorded on the inside wall of a wooden shed in Normandy owned by a friend of his.

Nine years later, with much French wine, Cider, Calvados and beer drunk,the research is still ongoing… lots of answers have been found… andplenty more questions raised!

This talk summarises the results so far and sets out the plans for the future.

Last month, I did a “dry run” at the Tameside meeting of the National Association of Road Transport Modellers as their theme was “Agricultural vehicles” & the tenuous link being that Flt Lt John Harder left his Spitfire in a farmer’s field! Received notice of a nice comment, too: “I didn’t think I would be intrested in a ww2 talk and was ready to leave early but due to the enthusiasm of the speaker and the way it was illustrated it held my attention to the end and I’m glad I stopped” which is fantastic to hear

So, just need to tidy up presentation, sort out stuff & ready to roll!

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