A special joint Fundraiser event for ABF: The Soldiers Charity and Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust.
‘Dad’s Underground Army’ The Auxiliary Units (British Resistance Organisation)
Wednesday 11th March 2020
7.00pm – 8.30pm (Doors open 6.45pm, refreshments available)
The formation, organisation and activities of the secret organisation which, with its Headquarters at Coleshill House, would have come into action if Britain had been invaded by the Nazis in World War 2.
Speaker Bill King acted as historical adviser for the BBC’s Countryfile and History Mysteries programmes, the Channel 4 series Dad’s Secret Army and the Swindon Web TV series Swindon’s role in D-Day.
Coming from a naval family and being brought up around major naval installations, Bill developed a keen early interest in Britain’s history. This grew over the years, and as a hobby he began to conduct research into various aspects of history, ranging from Iron Age and Roman times through to the English Civil Wars and Napoleonic war, to the First and Second World Wars with a focus on military and political history. His main interest settled on the Second World War with particular reference to the role of Airborne and Special forces and in clandestine warfare.
Bill has conducted extensive research on the role of the British Resistance Organisation (Auxiliary Units) and has contributed to the books With Britain in Mortal Danger and Churchill’s Underground Army.
This is a special fundraising event for the benefit of ABF: The Soldiers’ Charity and Soldiers of Oxfordshire Trust. Ticket price includes drink.