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Skulls at Rat Island – Talk (Event from 2019)

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Holy Trinity Church, Trinity Green, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1HL

Following the storms that hit the South Coast in the winter of 2014, reports came in of human remains being revealed on a small MOD-owned island between Gosport and Portsmouth….

“With sand and shingle washed away revealing several human remains, the Police were quickly alerted”

Burrow Island (or Rat Island as it is known locally) became the subsequent focus of several phases of fieldwork under the banner of “Operation Nightingale” which uses archaeology to aid in the recovery of service personnel.

This talk looks at those who participated in the excavation, their findings and of those who were indeed buried in the muds of the island.

The talk will last approx. 1 hour


Please note that this is an Event from 2019


No Booking Needed – Just turn up and enjoy




The Church has level access, good lighting and comfortable seating which is easily movable to make room for wheelchairs or pushchairs. The built-in induction loop works with most hearing aids. Some on-road parking available and local car parks close by.


Please take time to look around this host venue, a wonderful church, before or after the talk.


Richard Osgood & Holy Trinity Church




Operation Nightingale

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