The RLC Museum has released its 2017 lecture programme. For more information and to book tickets, contact the Museum on 01252 833371.
Thursday 11 May
‘Arming Britain’s Wartime Secret Army: Weapons and Equipment of the Auxunits’ with Maj D Clark
Having recently-spoken of the arming of World War II’s Home Guard, Maj Clarke returns to speak on the subject of the Auxunits, our secret, anti-invasion guerrilla fighters.
Thursday 1 Jun
‘Battlefield Success ‘ achieving tactical excellence in an infantry battalion 1916-18’ with F Skirrow
In January 1917 the 62nd Division went to France ‘ a second line territorial unit, it had no experience of the realities of the Western Front and its first engagements were disastrous. But by 1918 it was acknowledged to be one of the most reliable and aggressive units in the army.
Thursday 6 Jul
‘Daring, Dangerous, Delivered; Operation EAGLES SUMMIT and the plan to deliver a hydroelectric turbine to Helmand, Afghanistan in 2008’ with Lt Col I Bayliss.
In August 2008 16 Air Assault Brigade planned and executed the transportation and protection of seven electricity turbine components from Kandahar Airfield to the Kajaki Dam in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.This talk will focus in on the dangers posed by the enemy and the multiple challenges faced.
Thursday 7 Sept
‘Herbert Sulzbach: The Man with a Big Heart’ with A Hepburn
With these words, the German Ambassador described Herbert Sulzbach (1894-1985), who fought for Germany in World War I and with the Pioneer Corps in World War II. This talk explores his fascinating life.