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March 2014: The history of HMS Queen, British WWII aircraft carrier

posted 10 Mar 2014, 18:41 by John Leighton

                The March meeting will take place on Wednesday 26th March at the Reading Room of the Police Officers’ Club, please note the earlier commencing time of 7:30 pm.        

We are fortunate to have David Weaver to give a talk on HMS Queen a lend lease escort aircraft carrier which docked in Hong Kong shortly after the liberation en route back to UK. Dave has published a book entitled ‘The History of HMS Queen’ which contains detailed accounts of daily life on board, operations and crew an includes trans-Atlantic aircraft deliveries to the UK and Casablanca, Fleet Air Arm strikes on the Norwegian coast and post war voyages to Murmansk and trooping voyages to Australia, Hong Kong,  and Ceylon.

In addition to covering HMS Queen Dave will also be displaying some of his photo collection which includes Hong Kong harbour scenes.

Guests are welcome, as ever. Please contact the Secretary in advance if you are not accompanying a branch member.