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245 Ampthill Road
Bedford, MK42 9AZ United Kingdom

February 2023

Ouse Valley Branch: ‘The Kursk Russian Submarine Rescue’ by Sir David Russell

Tuesday, 21st February 2023, 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
King’s House, 245 Ampthill Road
Bedford, MK42 9AZ United Kingdom
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Sir David was the Chief Executive of the Harpur Trust from 2002 – 2019 and was the first Commanding Officer of HMS Vanguard, the UK’s lead Trident submarine. On Saturday 21 August 2000, the Russian nuclear submarine Kursk suffered two enormous explosions and sank to the bottom of the Barents Sea. Miraculously, 23 sailors survived in the after machinery compartments. The UK offered to help the Russians rescue the sailors and Sir David Russell led the UK rescue forces to…

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