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Tales of the Past: Living the Dream, Serving the Queen (Event from 2021)

In Person


FirstLight Trust Cafe, 68 High Street, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1DR

From 1950s boy sailor to the sailors who currently serve, you might hear about the runs ashore, the lifelong friendships, the funny stories, near incidents and the ships they served on. Perfect tales for this relaxed cafe run by First Light Trust…

For over 400 years the Royal Navy has been the pride of the British Isles, but it wouldn’t be the organisation it is today without the people who make up the crews of these ships and establishments.

Richard M Jones, historian & author, will share his own and some veteran’s experiences of serving their country in the senior service. Whilst drawing on some content from his latest book ‘Living the Dream, Serving the Queen’ (a common matelots response when asked how they are) Richard will deliver an informal presentation which will encourage participation from veterans at the event.

The talk is being held within a veterans community hub but is open to all.

Duration 60 minutes


Please note that this is an event from 2021


Pre-booking: Required



Wheel chair accesible toilets Toilets Service dogs welcome rest stops Mobility impaired family friendly refreshments



COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.


The venue will be open from 1830 until 2000. Please arrive in time to be seated for 1900 start. Hot drinks and nice cakes will be available to purchase, if you wish.


Richard M Jones & FirstLight Trust