|When:||From 20 April 2018 until 21 April 2018, 13:50 - 15:50|
|Location:||Portsmouth Historic Dockyard|
|Categories:||Conferences and Talks , Heritage|
The National Museum of the Royal Navy is to host a symposium, held in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on the weekend of the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Navy and Royal Marine raid on the port of Zeebrugge.
It will explore a variety of events surrounding the raid that happened the morning of 23rd April (St Georges Day) 1918 itself, with a particular focus on the planning of the raid, its consequences and the challenges of the unforeseen situations that arise in covert raids.
See what's in store for you at Zeebrugge: The Centenary Conference this April with our conference agenda.
Friday 20 April
11.00 - 13:00: Registration
13:00 - 15:00: Session 1 - Technology of the Zeebrugge Raid
Dr Anthony Firth - Sole Survivor: Motor Launches at Zeebrugge and Ostend and the significance of ML286
Stephen Fisher - Small Boats in a Big Raid
Alistair Roach - HMS Vindictive and her alterations for the Zeebrugge Raid
15:00 - 15:30: Time to walk from PRG to Action Stations Auditorium
15:30 - 17:30: Zeebrugge (1924) Film screening
Bryony Dixon - Introduction to the Film
Saturday 21 April
10:30 - 11:30: Keynote: Dr Andrew Lambert - The long history of attack at source: The offensive dynamic in naval thinking
11:35 - 12:30: Session 2 - The Zeebrugge artefacts from the Royal Marines Museum
Christopher Gale - A “show and tell” of some of the collections to be displayed in the new Royal Marines Museum
12:30 - 14:00: Extended break for lunch
14:00 - 16:00: Session 3 - The Zeebrugge Raid: From concept to consequences
Dr Don Bittner - Preparing the Landing Force for a Raid, 1918: The raising, training and challenges of 4 RM Battalion from the perspective of its Adjutant, Lieutenant A. R. Chater, RMLI
TBC - Requisitioning civilian vessels by the Royal Navy: The Liverpool Ferries(TBC)
Christopher Gale - The eight VCs awarded for the Raid at Zeebrugge
16:00 - 16:15: Conclusions/Summary
Tickets are now available for the Zeebrugge: The Centenary Conference from £30pp.