The Upper Thames Patrol Talk
With speaker Bill King. The Upper Thames Patrol were formed to defend the Thames when World War Two seemed inevitable. It became part of the Home Guard, when it was formed in 1940.
It was the Upper Thames Patrol’s responsibility to destroy the Thames’ bridges and locks if the enemy was seen approaching. They covered an area from Teddington Lock to Lechlade, which included 35 road bridges, 7 rail bridges and 42 locks. This often forgotten unit had their work cut out. This talk tells the story of the Upper Thames Patrol, their organisation, their experiences and the men who served in it.
Pre-booking is required for this talk because places are limited. Full joining instructions will be emailed to attendees in advance. Bookings close one day before the event.
This talk is organised by Berkshire Family History Society, a registered charity number 283010.
2 - 3.15pm
Virtual Event here
Zoom - talk link will be sent after booking
Thu 11 Feb 2021