Sussex Military History Society has undertaken a number of limited access visits in recent years - if you would like to be included, then join SMHS!
16 Aug 2015
SMHS had a fantastic opportunity to visit an aircraft restoration workshop "somewhere in England."
A party of 20 SMHS members arrived at an undisclosed location to be shown around works that rebuilds and restores historic airframes to either display or airworthy standard. More...
10 Aug 2013
On August 10th, SMHS was treated to a special tour of the counterscarp galleries at Newhaven Fort.
Although the galleries were once open to the public at special events, their preservation means only special access is now permitted. More...
25 Jul 2010
Established in 1925, The Royal Observer Corps (ROC) was given the task of visually reporting details of hostile aircraft in the days before the radar system was developed. Despite the latter technology, the ROC proved invaluable throughout the Battle of Britain, particularly when German attacks disrupted parts of the radar system.
However, the ROC was as important throughout the Cold War as it had been during the Second World War, and the advent of inter-continental ballistic missiles brought about a revised role in the reporting of the location and magnitude of nuclear strikes. This demanded the relocation of ROC posts below ground for protection. More...
14 Apr 2010
The Society arranged two visits to the site of Aspidistra on the Ashdown Forest at Kingstanding near Crowborough in April 2010.
Aspidistra was the name given to what was then the most powerful radio transmitter in the world installed here in 1942 as part of a black propaganda campaign run by the Politcal Warfare Executive, directed by former journalist Sefton Delmer. More...
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Wednesday 20 Sep 2017
7.30pm for 8.00pm start
Function Room of the
Royal Oak Public House,
Station Street, Lewes,
SMHS meeting: Show and Tell
21 Dec 2016
Mid Sussex RED launch event
11 Nov 2016
SMHS meeting: Hellfire Corner
19 Oct 2016
SMHS meeting: "1066 and all that"
21 Sep 2016
SMHS meeting: Operation Pedestal
17 Aug 2016
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