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Monday, 21st March 2022, 10:15 am - 2:00 pm

Salisbury and Wiltshire Branch: 'Royal Navy Hovercraft in the Falkland Islands' by Cdr Vernon Phillips RN (Retd)

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‘Royal Navy Hovercraft in the Falkland Islands’ by Cdr Vernon Phillips RN (Retd)

The Hovercraft was a relatively new invention in 1967 when Commander Vernon Phillips was sent to the Falkland Islands to put the craft through sea trials. He will share his stories of his year on the South Atlantic’s waves, together with tales of some of the famous names associated with the islands. Vernon got to see a lot of the overseas territory, exploring the windswept wilderness and seeing wonderful wildlife. He was able to visit every settlement, acquiring at first hand an insight into how the islanders live in these remote communities.

Coffee will be served from 10.15am, with the main talk beginning at 11am sharp, and lunch from 12.30pm.

Lunch & Talk ticket price: £18 (Members) & £20 (Guests)
Talk only ticket price: £10 – FREE for first-time visitors

Cheques payable to ‘English-Speaking Union’ should be sent no later than Wednesday, 16 March to:
ESU Luncheon Secretary, 3 Stonemasons Yard, Salisbury SP1 2HX

Direct transfers can be made to:
Bank: Coutts & Co, 440 Strand, London WC2R 0QS
Sort Code: 18-00-02
Account Name: English-Speaking Union of the Commonwealth
Account No: 01817590
Please mark the transfer clearly as “SalisLunch”


Monday, 21st March 2022
10:15 am - 2:00 pm
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Salisbury and Wiltshire branch
01722 325552

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Salisbury, SP1 2SD
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