HistoryFare Local History Talks Programme

The Local History Talks programme is run by HistoryFare to bring together like minded individuals with an interest in both military and local history.

The monthly talks usually take place on the 1st Thursday of the month at 20:00Hrs at:

Melton Mowbray Royal Air Forces Association Branch HQ
The Tornado Club
24 Asfordby Road
Melton Mowbray
LE13 0HR

Admission charges are currently at a reasonable £3 per person per talk.

Tickets can be reserved for these talks via the Events page.

Talk Schedule


Thurs 4th JanuaryLeicestershire YeomanryPeter Spooner
Thurs 1st FebruaryCommemorative Air ForceHoward Aran
Thurs 7th MarchBurma Death RailwayBrian Fare
Thurs 4th AprilSailing with the Queen – Life onboard the QE2 before and during the Falklands CampaignStephan Hallam
Thurs 2nd MayThe Banana Jet Goes to War – Buccaneer & Tornado LGB Operations in Op GRANBYChris Finn
Thurs 6th June4th Parachute Brigade and US 82nd & RAF Saltby.Brian Fare
Thurs 4th JulyThe 17th Regiment in America 1775-1783Alan Ball
Thurs 1st AugustMelton’s First Casualty of the Great WarPhil Watson
Thurs 5th SeptemberTrench Cats of WW1Joanne Vigor-Mungovin
Thurs 3rd OctoberMachine Gun Corps & Harrowby CampMalcolm Baxter
Thurs 7th NovemberHigh Society: Flying Foxhunters and Airborne AristocratsJerry Heygate
Thurs 5th DecemberMelton Mowbray in WW2Brian Fare


Tues 3rd JanuaryRAF Melton MowbrayBrian Fare
Tues 7th FebruaryCWGC ArchitectureBrian Fare
Tues 7th MarchUS 82nd AirborneAdam Berry
Tues 4th AprilMelton Mowbray Great War FallenJohn Cotterill
Tues 2nd MayRAF Saltby & 314th Troop Carrier GroupBrian Fare
Thurs 8th JuneLoughborough Zeppelin RaidMel Gould
Thurs 6th JulyMelton Mowbray Wellington Bomber CrashBrian Fare
Thurs 3rd AugustBattle of Losecoat / battle of EmpinghamDavid Harvey
Thurs 7th September63 Squadron RAFMark Baxter
Thurs 5th OctoberRoyal Flying CorpsJed Jaggard
Thurs 2nd NovemberWW2 Defence of Melton MowbrayAustin J Ruddy
Thurs 7th DecemberXmas SocialN/A


Tues 25th JanuaryRAF Melton Mowbray Nuclear Missile BaseBrian Fare
Tues 1st FebruaryLest We Forget – War Memorials of Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire & RutlandBrian Fare
Tues 1st MarchThe Balloons going upBrian Fare
Tues 5th April“Девятнадцать девятнадцать 1919: The Red, The White and The Green”Denis Kenyon
Tues 3rd MayMelton Mowbray Wicklow Lodge VAD HospitalDerek Simmonds
Tues 7th JuneFalklands War and the role of the RAF during the conflictBrian Fare
Tues 5th JulyRoyal Observor CorpsAndy Porter
Tues 2nd AugustFreckleton Air DisasterBrian Fare
Tues 6th September156 Battalion Parachute RegimentBrian Fare
Tues 4th OctoberHaunted RAF StationsAndy Porter
Tues 1st NovemberThe Melton Air RaidAustin J Ruddy
Tues 6th DecemberXmas SocialN/A
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