Event No. 2: “Enigma and the WW2 Convoys” Dr Phil Judkins

Date(s) - 11 February, 2020
2:30 pm

Replacement speaker as Rod  Harris OBE is unwell.

Dr Phil Judkins is a Fellow of the Universities of Buckingham and of Leeds, and specialises in military history. His work has recently featured in The Times and the Daily Mail, and will appear on television in the New Year.

Enigma and the WW2 Convoys. Merchant Navy Convoys, escorted by the Royal Navy, kept Britain, Russia and Malta fed and able to fight the war. Bletchley Park’s breaking of the Enigma codes helped hugely – but it could not always help. Dr Judkins tells the full story of sacrifice, and of eventual triumph, through the story of four convoys; one on our own coast, in particular the valiant fight of one ship at Portland; one convoy to Russia; one to Malta, and one transatlantic, each illustrating features of these critical battles which Churchill said were “the only thing which frightened him in the whole war”. Enigma decrypts, radar, high-frequency direction finding, escort carriers and the U-boat wolf packs are all debated in Dr Judkins’ talk.

Venue: St Aldhelm’s Church Centre, Spa Road, Weymouth DT3 5EW (parking is available at the rear of the Church)
Bus service No.10 from Dorchester stops at the Spa Hotel in Weymouth – a short walk from St Aldhelm’s Church Centre

Time: 2.30 pm

Cost: Members £3.00  Non-NTSDA members £4.00

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St Aldhelm’s Centre
Spa Road

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