Origin of the Club

The Tillsonburg Military History Club has been in existence since mid 2007 - an initiative undertaken by the late Mr. Robin Barker-James, a well local known military historian.

Membership is open to everyone who shares an interest in World and Military History.

Our fairly unique club draws together a group of men and women of all ages and backgrounds who share an interest in historical and current military events both in Canada and around the World.

You are invited to join us in a warm and friendly atmosphere where you can learn, share and express your own thoughts, experiences and opinions.

Location of meetings

When/What/Where in the world?

1. The battle of Gettysberg was fought between July 1 and July 3, 1863 during the American Civil War.

2.On July 10, 1943 the Allies invaded the Italian island of Sicily from their base in Malta.

Royal Canadian Legion Branch 153

16 Durham Street

Tillsonburg, ON

N4G 1V7

The jeep shown was used by both General Eisenhower and President Roosevelt during the war and is housed in the National war museum in Velletta, Malta

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3On July 30, 1945, the USS Indianapolis is torpedoed by a Japanese submarine and sinks within minutes in shark-infested waters. Only 316 of the 1,196 men on board survived. However, the Indianapolis had already completed its major mission: the delivery of key components of the atomic bomb that would be dropped a week later at Hiroshima to Tinian Island in the South Pacific


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