Event Details

OPERATION FRANKTON _ The Cockleshell Heroes

  • 12/01/2018 20:00:00 to 12/01/2018 21:30:00
  • Hornet SSC , Haslar Road, Gosport PO12 2AQ

FULLY BOOKED: RESERVE LIST SEE BELOW Presentations by Dr T Keene and Lt Cdr Egeland-Jensen MBE

At 1907 on 7th December 1942 the submarine HMS Tuna surfaced off the coast of occupied France near the mouth of the river Gironde. It was there that they launched Major Herbert "Blondie" Haslar RM and his team of marines in five folding kayaks to carrry out raids on German ships in the port of Bordeaux.

In their presentations, the speakers will describe the raid and recent RN and RM commemorative expeditions to mark its 75th anniversary.

A fascinating BBC programme on a retracing of the route by members of the Naval Service Recovery Centre (NSRC) can be found at the BBC link below . .


Timing - The club and its bar will be open from 1800 and those wishing to eat at the club are asked to arrive by 1845 latest. The talk will commence at 2000; if you are planning to come for the talk only please allow a few minutes for checking in etc.


Prior booking has been required - but the event is now fully booked. Anyone wishing to go on the reserve list should e-mail solsec@rin.org.uk giving names and numbers.

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