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Swanage-based diver and amateur maritime archaeologist Nick Reed returns to explain and explore different aspects of the varied facets of Dorset’s Purbeck region’s fascinating maritime history.
This second talk for us from Nick is ‘Studland’s D-Day’.
In 1944 Studland Bay was the scene of Exercise Smash, the largest live-fire exercise prior to D-Day as Allied forces prepared for the invasion of Normandy. Nick will talk about the Isle of Purbeck Sub Aqua Club’s award winning project exploring and recording the top secret amphibious Valentine tanks that were lost in the exercise. Many of us have dived on the tanks, but do you *really* know how many tanks are sitting in the sea there?
Nick’s talk will last around 30-35 minutes with question time afterwards.
It is common for outside speakers to receive travel expenses when they come to talk to us at our ‘normal’ club nights. Nick is trying to help raise money for the London Shipwreck Trust (https://thelondonshipwrecktrust.co.uk/). If would be very much appreciated if attendees could make a donation to the trust in lieu of a fee. It’s an amazing project and might make an interesting talk in its own right for a future club-night talk. You can make your donation here https://www.nauticalarchaeologysociety.org/…/credit-card
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