The Sinking of the Laconia talk in Midhurst

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Start time: 14:00
End time: 15:30

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Talk by Jeremy Prescott and social event.

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Midhurst u3a The Sinking of the Laconia

Midhurst u3a’s monthly talk and refreshments event at Midhurst Methodist Church.

The Laconia, an allied troop ship, owned by Cunard, was sunk by a U-Boat in WW2 on a voyage from USA to the UK. The presentation tells of the humanity of the U-boat crews who came to rescue the survivors, the bombing of those submarines by an American bomber and the bravery and resilience of some of the survivors who travelled 700 miles to West Africa in 2 lifeboats.

Jeremy served 27 years in the infantry, reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel with active service in Northern Ireland and Oman. Also served in Germany, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Norway. 18 years as Chief Executive of a rural affairs charity in the Midlands.

Hear the talk, meet Midhurst u3a members and find out more about the many activities of Midhurst u3a.

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Adult: £2 members, £3 visitors thinking of joining


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Name: Midhurst u3a

Email: [email protected]


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Address: Midhurst Methodist Church Hall, Midhurst, West Sussex, GU29 9DU

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