Group Description

The Military History Group was first formed in 1997 and has been continually in operation since then. For its first 17 years, the Group was under the able stewardship of Don Macdonald as Convenor, but following his ‘retirement’ the Group now has tripartite leadership of Ian Grainge (Convenor), John Mann (Membership) and Chris Readings (Finance).

The Group meets at 2.30pm on the third Thursday of each month in the Main Hall at Woosehill Community Centre (except for December when we meet in the upstairs Room and August when there is no meeting). No outside visits are planned..

Our speakers are usually Group members, speaking on any topic of their choice, although on rare occasions, guest speakers may be invited. Discussion of the speaker’s chosen topic is encouraged and always lively.

Topics range through the entire spectrum of world military history, from Ancient Greek Admirals, American Civil War battles, Ottoman sieges, the Wars of the Roses, through to the history of Portsmouth, the occupation of the Netherlands and the activities of ENSA and the songs of WWI & II. No historical or military stone is safe from being unturned!

The group has space available and would welcome new members.

The Programme for 2022 can be found here.


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  • Category Life & History
  • Day Thursday
  • Time pm
  • Postcode Wokingham: RG41
  • Week No's 3
  • Availability
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