History Society Gibraltar

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Forthcoming events for your diary April - June 2017

Posted on April 7, 2017 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (18)

Dear Member
Forthcoming events for your diary.     

Monday April 24th 2017


Tour of The Mail Centre led by Frank Bado, 6.00pm meeting near collection area, Parcel Post department, opposite Watergardens.

Please confirm attendance via email - for numbers.


Roman Spain 23rd – 25th June 2017


Weekend Spain trip 23 - 25th June 2 nights BB inc coach to & from Gib frontier, inc. English speaking guide plus entrance to sites. £225 pp (2 sharing)  £5 single supplement (5 singles – all taken so far).


Albert Chantler has arranged a trip to Merida more details Gib Sun Club, City Mill Lane.

Minimum 12 px max 22 px. Deposit £120 by 5th June balance paid before 19th June.


As Albert is away confirmation will not be final by the Society until mid May (or minimum booking numbers are met) If less than 12 confirm trip will be cancelled. Please note, only 7 members have confirmed to date with 5 possible, please update if you are interested.


Deposit cheques made to:- GIB SUN CLUB.

More information Magda Tel 20070954


Visit to Wellington Front tour led by Gino Matto, 10.00am meeting Wellington Front, Lovers Lane area

Posted on March 20, 2017 at 8:40 PM Comments comments (2)
Thursday March 23rd 2017 Visit to Wellington Front tour led by Gino Matto, 10.00am meeting Wellington Front, Lovers Lane area. Good footwear. If weather is inclement visit will be the next week. Please confirm attendance via email. More information John Murphy 200 74645 (evenings).

Annual Members Meeting at Gatsby's 6.30pm (prompt).

Posted on March 10, 2017 at 4:00 AM Comments comments (3)

Wednesday 15th March 2017

 Annual Members meeting at Gatsby’s 6.30pm (prompt). Watergardens – Report on year’s activities. Questions to Officers in advance please by 10th by e-mail or in writing, paid up members only.

Followed by talk by Tito Vallejo on Operation Felix (the action that never was) at 7.00 pm. Paid members only.


Visit to Gibraltar Masonic Lodge, Prince Edwards Road

Posted on November 9, 2016 at 5:45 AM Comments comments (3)
Saturday 3rd December 2016 Visit to Gibraltar Masonic Lodge, Prince Edwards Road, 10.00am meeting outside the Lodge just down from Carters stores. Maximum attendance 20 people. Paid up please. Please confirm attendance. More information John Murphy 200 74645 (evenings).


Posted on September 13, 2016 at 4:50 AM Comments comments (1)


Introduction. As part of The Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras annual programme and Sapper 300 commemorative events, the above study period has been organised in conjunction with the Corps of Royal Engineers Historical Society (REHS), Friends of the Royal Engineers Museum and the British Commission for Military History (BCMH). The day will be a unique opportunity to find out more about the Corps of Royal Engineers' history with some excellent speakers in a great setting.

Registration. If you wish to attend the event please register online at the Institution of Royal Engineers Website at - http://www.instre.org/pages/re-historical-society/booking-form.php. When registering online please place FLTV in the "Other Inst or Society" section. There will be a £10 charge for food and refreshments which will be payable on the day. In registering you will be required to provide vehicle details if you intend to arrive by car.

Location. Brompton Barracks is located in Chatham, Kent and is easy to get to by road, rail or bus. The postcode is - ME4 4UG.

If you have any further queries, do not hesitate to contact the undersigned.

Secretary of the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras


Visit to Ragged Staff Magazine Tunnels 17th September 2016

Posted on September 12, 2016 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

Our next site visit shall be:

Saturday 17th September 2016

Visit to Ragged Staff Magazine tunnel system.
This visit has been authorised by the GOG. (We need to sign a disclaimer before the tour).

Meeting outside the Tunnel entrance 10.00am.

Please confirm attendance with John Murphy 200 74645 (evenings).

All events start at 10:00am and are subject to weather conditions

Survey to Protect Unique Defensive Searchlight

Posted on August 22, 2016 at 9:35 AM Comments comments (4)

An intersting article and survey to protect unique defensive WWII Searchlight