The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest battle of the Second World War and possibly the most important. If the Allies had lost control of the Atlantic to the German U-boats, Britain would have been forced out of the war, The Soviet Union might have been forced to make peace with Hitler and there would have been no Allied landing in France.
Roger Buxton, a former RCN weapons officer (combined weapons electrical with gunnery and TAS/ principal warfare officer) will talk about the effect of technology on both sides of this battle. For both the naval and air forces involved the struggle for technological superiority was essential to success. The technology developed during this battle led to some surprising post-war domestic applications as well antisubmarine warfare equipment used during the Cold War. This will be a general talk: no knowledge of electronics required!
The Waverley RSL is conveniently situated opposite the station in Glen Waverley, and the RSL Car park is free but you need to display a ticket on you dashboard.(obtainable from reception)
The Warramunga restaurant opens at 5.30 and a number of us take the opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal before the meeting in the Sunset Room. You are very welcome to join us. We need to book tables, so please email or phone our secretary, Rodney Phillips on 0466 983 313, or rodney email@example.com by the Friday prior.