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Sussex Military History Society

Forthcoming events

Wednesday 19 November 2014

Plane Deception

Adrian Hills (SMHS Member)

Venue: The Royal Oak, Lewes

Wednesday 17 December 2014

Newhaven Fort & Newhaven Garrison during the Great War 1914 - 1918

Keith Brain (SMHS Member)

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.

Thanks to all who attended our 2014 Great War Study Day - we raised £800 for the Royal British Legion charity!

SMHS Study Day 2014


Latest SMHS News

SMHS meeting: Operation Kronstadt

In the summer of 1919, with WW1 recently concluded and Russia in the throes of revolution, a British spy, Paul Dukes had infiltrated the Bolshevik Government and obtained copies of vital documents. MI6 urgently needed to evacuate Dukes and the documents from Petrograd, but numerous attempts had failed resulting in the torture and execution of those involved.

SMHS meeting: Members' evening

SMHS at Seaford's Armed Forces Day

SMHS meeting: The Women’s Land Army – A Sussex Connection

SMHS Study Day 2014

SMHS meeting: My wartime childhood memories

SMHS meeting: AGM & the Battle of Lewes

SMHS Meeting: A port of Classis Britannica and military exploitation of iron in the Hastings area

SMHS Meeting -The Bruneval Raid

SMHS Meeting: A Prelude to Royal Navy flying in WW1 1895-1914