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Airborne Command

James Daly
22nd April - 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Between D-Day and Arnhem many airborne operations were planned and then cancelled. Yet little is known about them. In this talk James Daly will uncover the story of airborne planning in 1944, and what these operations can tell us about what happened at Arnhem.

Tickets cost £5 and include light refreshments.

Forthcoming Fort Talks

20 May – The early history of gunpowder weapons 1327–1500 / Dan Spencer
17 June – SOE: Sabotage and subversion / Kate Vigurs
15 July – The Deadly 88: design, deployment and demise / Phil Magrath
19 Aug – The development of anti-aircraft gunnery / Geoff Smith
16 Sept – Never at sea: Women of the WRNS / Jen Kaines
21 Oct – Bomber Command: An airman’s logbook  /  Graham Walters
18 Nov – Women of the Special Operations Executive /  Kate Vigurs
16 Dec – The German Ardennes offensive 1944  / Mike Forrest
20 Jan – Portsmouth Blitz  /  James Daly
24 Feb – The Second World War: Artillery finds new roles / Nicholas Hall
17 Mar – Gunpowder technology  / Geoff Smith



From 18 March 2020 our museums in Leeds and at Fort Nelson will be closed to visitors until further notice.