‘Battle of the Atlantic’ talk

A heritage talk examining the role of the North West in the Battle of the Atlantic is taking place at the Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre on Friday 7 September at 7.30pm.

The Battle of the Atlantic was the longest campaign of the Second World War. Involving thousands of ships in more than 100 convoy battles, it began on the first day of the war and continued until the last, almost six years later.

A spokesperson said; “The talk, by Norman Thorpe of Shackleton and Aviation Museum, examines the pivotal role that the North West played in the battle; from the naval base at Derry/Londonderry which was vital to the protection of convoys in the Atlantic, to the airfield at Aghanloo which acted as an important deterrent to German U-boats,”

Admission to the talk is free. However places are limited and must be booked in advance. To book a place or for further information, contact the Limavady Tourist Information Centre on 028 7776 0650 or visit www.roevalleyarts.com.