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Forewarned is Forearmed - The Royal Observer Corps in Peace and War

Talks - History; Talks - General Interest

Event Description

From the Zeppelin to Nuclear Missiles the Royal Observer Corps was in the frontline of Britain’s defenses. Famous for its role in the Battle of Britain the Corps played a number of key roles that are less well known. In this talk, based on my 10 years’ service with the Corps and including personal anecdotes, we will see how the Corps captured Rudolf Hess; learn of its vital role on D-Day and the long years of the Cold War.

  • Duration: 45 mins
  • Online Zoom Event: An event held in person
  • Join as an individual or book for private groups up to 45
David Skillen

Meet The Speaker, David

David Skillen is an engaging and animated professional speaker on a variety of historical subjects. During his 35 years in the Civil Service he ran training programmes on public speaking and spoke to audiences from 5 to 500 people. Since retiring five years ago David has travelled extensively across the UK giving fully illustrated talks to a variety of groups such as, Probus, WI, National Trust, Local History Groups and U3A.

Preparing for the Event

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