HMS Beehive, We Fought Them in Gunboats by Julia Jones

Coastal Forces ran Motor Gun Boats from Felixstowe Dock during WW2, usually crossing the North Sea under the cover of darkness. Julia Jones will tell us about one of these, HMS Beehive. Many yachtsmen joined the RNVR and crewed these boats including Robert Hichens, who wrote down his story before he was killed in action in April 1943. Julia will also show an interesting short film of this era.

Julia Jones, of Golden Duck Publishing, has recently published this story in "We Fought Them in Gunboats" by Robert Hichens.

Date and Time: Thursday 28th November 2024, Doors open at 11:00, Talk at 11:30, Lunch at 13:00.

Venue: Royal Harwich Yacht Club, Woolverstone, Ipswich, IP9 1AT; Lat and Long: N52⁰ 0.34’ E001⁰ 11.8’; National Grid Reference: TM 1952 3896; What.Three.Words: ///lion.jumpy.chuckling.

Free car parking at the Club.

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What: Winter Talk, with or without a meal.

Open to: Members of the CA, CS and RHYC, who are encouraged to bring one guest each at the member's rate.

Additional guests of members, and also non-members, are welcome to attend at the non-member's rate.

Booking: Opens about six weeks before the event.

Contact: Simon and Georgette,