First World War presentation.
The Zeebrugge raid on 23 April, 1918, was remarkable in so many ways and the fact that it achieved so much was down to all concerned, from Vice-Admiral Keyes to the lowliest Seaman or Marine. As a result of the raid no less than eight Victoria Crosses were awarded, several of them by ballot under the little-used rule in the regulations where the collective bravery of a unit is such that it is impossible to single out an individual. Coming as it did at a time when the army was hard-pressed on the Western Front. The raid did much to boost morale, as well as trapping a significant number of submarines and small surface vessels in the canals between Zeebrugge and their base at Bruges. The presentation will be given by Alan Wakefield.
The meetings will be held at the Comrades Club, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, PE29 2AY. There is car parking at the club which can be accessed via St.Anne’s Lane, which is off the Causeway in Godmanchester. Doors to the meeting will open at 7:00 pm, with the talk starting at 7:30 pm.
The Comrades Club, Godmanchester, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire PE29 2AY
Wed 6 Mar 2019