TIME: Doors open at 5.30pm for 6.00pm start
VENUE: The Diving Museum, Stokes Bay Road, Gosport, PO12 2QU
EVENT: Illustrated evening talk
SEATS: Seating is limited to 60 maximum
TICKETS: Please note: we do not issue tickets. You will receive a confirmation email which can be presented at the Museum reception desk in lieu of tickets.
There is a pay-and-display carpark beside the museum. Parking is free after 6pm.
There is no toilet in the museum but public toilets are immediately adjacent.
As an earth-covered Battery, the museum can be cool in the evenings. Warm clothing is advisable. We can also supply blankets if required.
There is a small flight of 6 steps down into the museum. If you need assistance on the stairs, our volunteers will be happy to help.
When an unexploded bomb landed on HMS Antrim during the Falklands War, Mick Fellows was tasked with making it safe. While under intense enemy air fire and in rough seas, he successfully completed the task. It was his first bomb disposal operation and was so remarkable that it led to Mrs Thatcher asking, “Who is the man and where did we find him?”
It was the first of many astonishing operations that Mick carried out during his 35-year career in the Royal Navy. As a RN Clearance Diver he was a member of an elite group of highly trained experts in the the disposal of unexploded munitions on land and under water.
His talk will include details of his work in the Falklands Campaign as well as some of the more memorable operations he has carried out during his career.
Mick Fellows MBE. DSC. BEM* is the most highly decorated Warrant Officer in the British Military – well-deserved recognition of his achievements. His talk is not to be missed.
(Mick’s book, ‘Not for the Glory’ will be available for purchase at the talk)
HDS Members price £6 (members, remember to log in to your account to get your discount)