THE next meeting of the Malvern Radar and Technology History Society will be held on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 7PM in the Lewis lecture theatre at the Science Centre at Malvern College.

Attendance is free although donations from non-members are welcome.

The event features a lecture from Dr David Abrutat and is titled "Vanguard: The true stories of reconnaissance and intelligence missions behind D-Day.

Vanguard tells the story of the large scale intelligence and clandestine reconnaissance missions which took place in the months and weeks before the Normandy Landings.

Vanguard tells the untold story of this work, the intelligence machine and covert reconnaissance missions that went into the D-Day planning, such as the signals intelligence intercepts, the agent running operations orchestrated by the 15th Flotilla, to the clandestine work of the X-Craft and COPP (Combined Operations Pilotage Parties) diver teams that scoured the Normandy coast months before the June 1944 deadline.

The book pulls together previously unpublished but declassified Top Secret documents, diaries, letters and personal accounts from some of the few remaining veterans who were there.

Dr David Abrutat is a former Royal Marines Commando, RAF Officer, Zoologist and is now an Associate Fellow and lecturer in International Relations and Security Studies at the University of Buckingham in the Department of Economics.

He has long had a passionate interest in World War Two Military History and is a member of the Royal Marines Historical Society (RMHS).

Malvern Radar and Technology History Society was formed in 2010 to tell the public of Malvern’s science heritage and the people behind it through exhibitions, talks and visits to schools.

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