I note that one of our Forum members, Rob Griffith, is giving a presentation based on his book about the 5/60th at the National Army Museum in London on 6th February.
Unfortunately I can’t attend, as I am having a knee replacement operation on 4th February but, having just read the book, I am sure it will be an excellent event.
Séan is coming with us. The REHS and Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras (FLTV) are well worth joining, they hold a number of events each year which are of interest to Historians. Next one; FLTV: Walk with Wellington on 1 May 2020, where we will visit places in the Capital which were important in Wellington's life.
I keep meaning to join the Royal Engineers Historical Society and discussed that with its secretary, Sean Scullion, when REHS was resurrected in 2016. I belong to too many clubs, but really ought to join this one, particularly since I have volunteered to write part of the next volume of the Royal Engineer Corps History (2000-2015). We have a second home in Spain and we visited Torres Vedras in 2010. Unfortunately neither I nor my wife would be capable of battlefield tours anymore.
Hi Rod. Yes it is a regimental group and not through the REHS (although two committee members are in the group). Are you in the REHS? It would be good to meet you at an event. There is a trip out to the Lines of Torres Vedras planned for October 2020 by the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras. There may be spare places if anyone is interested.
I presume they are Royal Engineers, which I spent 30 years in. If so, are they all from the same Regiment or perhaps from the Royal Engineers Historical Society? I was up in the National Army Museum today, chairing the AGM of the Royal Engineers Bomb Disposal Officers Club.
wish I could be there :-( I will be preparing to go out to Portugal the next week with 30+ engineers to tour the Lines of Torres Vedras and the four fortresses of the border. It will be a busy week and they are all much younger than me.
Thanks Rod! I hope the op goes well.
Hope the surgery goes well Rod, and you make a swift recovery. Thanks for sharing this.