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A GUEST speaker will mark the first meeting of Spalding and South Lincs Branch of the Western Front Association in its new ‘home’ on Thursday.

Dr Bryn Hammond, a former resident of Spalding, gained his Doctorate in Military History before his appointment at the prestigious Imperial War Museum in London.

He is a successful author and currently working on a new perspective of the Battle of El Alamein in 1942.

Dr Hammond will be presenting a fully illustrated talk entitled ‘Forged in War’ which is a brief study of the tank Corps and the officers and men who served in it from 1916-1918. This was the period of the tank’s introduction to the battlefield as a new weapon of war, and ways of using it had to be worked out.

The meeting at The Royal Mail Cart in Pinchbeck Road, Spalding, starts at 7.30pm. All welcome.