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Sussex Military History Society

Forthcoming events

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Canadians in Bexhill-on-Sea during the First World War

Dr Luke Flanagan

Venue: The Royal Oak, Lewes

Wednesday 15 April 2015

Operation 'Colour Scheme'

Rob Martin (SMHS member)

Venue: The Royal Oak, Lewes

Wednesday 20 May 2015

SOE - Churchill's Secret Army

Gilley Halcrow

Venue: The Royal Oak, Lewes

Monthly meetings

7.30pm for 8.00pm start
Function Room of the
Royal Oak Public House,
Station Street, Lewes, East Sussex.

SMHS Courageous in Conflict Study Day

SMHS Courageous in Conflict Study Day

Saturday 23rd May 2015

Newhaven Fort, Newhaven - East Sussex

Speakers include: - Geoff Bridger, Dave Dimer, Peter Hibbs and Simon Bellamy; all members of Sussex Military History Society Covering military & naval related subjects.
Plus a guided tour of Newhaven Fort by Ed Tyhurst.

Tickets cost £15.00 per person (including tea/coffee/biscuits)

Details & application form [PDF]

Combat Stress charity

In aid of the Combat Stress charity


Latest SMHS News

SMHS Meeting: Spitfire Ladies

In 1939, as Europe teetered on the brink of war, England’s supply of aircraft was woefully short, as was her supply of pilots. Production of aircraft was stepped up but delivery of aircraft from factory to frontline would take valuable combat pilots out of service. Some unexpected trailblazers rose to the challenge; a pioneering group of society ladies were to prove man enough for the job. Richard Atkins joined us in January to introduce us to these remarkable “Spitfire Ladies”.

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