Naval Academy 2003 - 2004
October 2003 - March 2004

All Seminars will begin at 10:30 am - Tea/Coffee served from 10:00 am

24 January 2004
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Coastal Forces of World War II and Post War
Morning Light Coastal Forces - An Overview
Lieutenant Commander Jock Gardner
(Naval Historical Branch)
Boat Development and Build
Geoffrey Hudson
(CFVA Historian)
Afternoon Operations and Activities - Overview
Len Reynolds DSC
(ex Coastal Forces Commanding Officer, Historian and Author)
Raid on St Nazaire
Peter Lush
(Historian on St Nazaire)
Post War Activity - Hornet, Bolds, Gays, Braves
Captain Paul Canter CBE RN and Captain Jas Briggs RN
Closing Remarks Antony Hichens
Son of Lieutenant Commander Robert Hichens DSO & Bar
DSC & Two Bars

28 February 2004
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
The Navy in Art
Morning The Art of Naval Warfare
James Taylor
Fine Arts Consultant for the Royal Naval Museum
The Navy in Caricature
Matthew Sheldon
Head of Research and Collections -The Royal Naval Museum
Painting the Sailing Navy
Geoff Hunt RSMA
Cartoonist RN
Tugg Wilson MBE
Cartoonist RN

27 March 2004
10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Aspects of D Day
Morning Operation Neptune
Stephen Prince
Naval Historical Branch
Portsmouth at D Day
Andrew Whitmarsh
Curator of D Day Museum
Portsmouth Dockyard at D Day
Brian Patterson
Curator & Keeper of Historic Boats - Portsmouth Naval Base Property Trust
The Vital Link - The Wrens and D Day
Lesley Thomas
Head of Access and Wrens Collection - The Royal Naval Museum

For further information, please contact:

Trevor Carpenter
Visitor Services Manager
Royal Naval Museum
HM Naval Base (PP66) Portsmouth

Telephone Number: (44) 023 9272 7583


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Created 26 September 2003
Last modified on the 29 October 2003