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Museum programme of events –

Evening Talks

Refreshments will now be available before the talk.  Talks will start as before at 6.30pm in the Kincaid Gallery but the doors will open from 5.45pm where wine and canapes will be available in the room next door to the Gallery.

Previous Talks:

Previous talks are available online –

The War in the Green Mountains of Oman, Brigadier Hugh Willing CBE, please click here 

In the Footsteps of Lawrence of Arabia, Captain Charles Blackmore, please click here

For further titles please click here


From Rifleman to Secret Agent – 6.30p.m. Thursday 15 February 2024

An Evening Talk in The Kincaid Gallery  by Paul McCue.

The Story of Major Amédee Maingard of of the Special Operations Executive.

On the outbreak of war, Maingard, a British subject of French ancestry and from Mauritius, immediately volunteered for the British Army and was posted to the 2nd Bn, Queen Victoria’s Rifles.

He subsequently volunteered for the Special Operations Executive (SOE), created on Churchill’s orders to “set Europe ablaze”.  After training, he served behind the lines in occupied France in 1943-1944, initially as a radio operator, but later (more…)