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GXSA has an outstanding Programme of Wednesday evening talks in the winter months, October to March.
The first 5 weeks of this Spring series of talks will be live on Zoom only. From 16th February we hope also to meet in Colston Hall, if the Coronavirus situation allows this. All talks start at 8.15pm.
A simple procedure to obtain the Zoom link for each talk will be included in the weekly email reminder received by all GXSA members and subscribers to this website.
Wednesday 26th January
This talk will be on Zoom only
HMS Medusa is the last original, seaworthy example of 464 Harbour Defence Motor Launch vessels built for the WW2 Royal Navy. Her story starts in 1943 with a critical role at Omaha beach on D Day through to taking the surrender of Ijmuiden in Holland, then post war as a survey vessel and a new civilian life from 1968 to the present. Alan Watson, who has been with her for 25 years and her skipper for 9, will tell the story of this brave and lucky little ship.
More details can be found at www.hmsmedusa.org.uk