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WHEN two troop carriers were sunk off the coast of Devon with the loss of more than 700 American soldiers during a hush-hush D-Day training exercise details of the tragedy were buried in the archives in a file marked Top Secret.
But an ongoing diving project aimed at documenting the wreck sites is now helping to provide further clues to the World War II tragedy and the preparations for the biggest – and most pivotal – land invasion of the war.
Rich Walker, Director of Technical Training at GUE and the man behind Project Tiger, will be at Aquasport on Monday December 10th at 7pm to chat about the wreck diving research they are doing, its planning, logistics and findings, and reveal the history of disaster that the military tried to hide.
The talk is a real eye-opener and was one of the most popular at the Eurotek diving conference in Brum last month. I expect this to be equally popular among Aquasport club members as it gives a real insight into the hidden history of the wrecks that we can dive off the English coast.
The country may be gearing up for Christmas but we know there’s is still a lot of diving to be had between now and December 25th and that’s why we have a feature packed month for you.
That said, we do kick off the month with the annual Aquasport Christmas Party. The invites have already gone out via e-mail but in case you haven’t seen them the details are as follow.
The party will be held at the Loundon and Pavilion Suite at Birmingham’s Botanical Gardens on Saturday 1st of December starting at 7pm. Tickets cost £37 for Aquasport Club members and £42 for non-club members. For that you get an welcome drink, three course festive dinner with a late bar and a disco.
The dress code is smart (no jeans) but considering we have seen what you look like when you get of the water, this is the chance for you to impress with what you look like with your glad-rags on.
Hot on the heels of the Christmas do we have an intriguing talk from passionate UK wreck explorer Rich Walker on a D-Day disaster that the military tried to hide and a research project that is throwing up new information about two shipwrecks off the coast of Devon. → Read more