Berkshire's Military History - an online talk and Q&A session
Event time 6.30pm - 8.00pm
Event cost Free

Following the tragic events at Forbury Gardens last weekend, the planned online activities for Armed Forces Day this evening have regrettably been cancelled. We hope to re-schedule these for later in the year and will confirm details as soon as we can.

Join us in marking this year's Armed Forces Day with an exclusive talk and Q&A session celebrating Reading's diverse military heritage delivered digitally directly to your home. With a panel of experts sharing their knowledge and passion for a range of subjects focusing on Berkshire's military past and present. The presentations will be followed by a question and answer session.

The evening will be chaired by the Mayor of Reading, Cllr David Stevens. He will be joined by the following panellists:

  • Chris Forsey (local historian, Reading Chronicle 'Bygones' columnist and photographer),
  • Brigadier (retd) Tony Verey (Berkshire Yeomanry),
  • Captain (retd) Andrew French (Berkshire Yeomanry),
  • Richard Bennett DL (Chair of the Trooper Potts VC Memorial Trust & Chair of Reading Civic Society),
  • Dr Richard Duckett (History and Politics teacher at Leighton Park School, formerly at Reading College. Author of "The Special Operations Executive in Burma)
  • Company Commander from Reading (7 Rifles)

To submit your question in advance please email

Armed Forces Day 2020
Armed Forces Day 2020

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