VC10 Open Day, Dunsfold Aerodrome, 11 March Climb aboard VC10 ZA150, the last example of the iconic RAF transport produced at Brooklands and the second to last VC10 operated by the service. Pre-purchased tickets only. Email:

Simon Weston CBE Lecture, The Tank Museum, 25 March Falkland’s War veteran Simon Weston CBE talks about his involvement in the conflict for the islands, and of how he overcame his injuries (sustained during the air attacks which gutted the RFA Sir Galahad at Bluff Cove) and adversity. Tickets start from £17, book online or call 01929 405096 (£2 fee for phone bookings)

‘Our Most Dear Enemies’, RUSI Whitehall, 2 March A free discussion, open to all, about Anglo-French relations since 1945. Join historians RT Howard and Professor Richard Viven as they discuss the highs and lows of the alliance, from Suez to Exocet, to Libya, between the UK and France. Register:

Special Auction Services Militaria Auction, Newbury, 8 March Highlights of items going under the hammer include a collection of 77 American Great War propaganda posters, sold as individual lots, with guide prices between £80 and £1200. The collection is expected to reach £25,000 in total. Contact: 01635 580595

Thames Valley Branch ‘Cheerful Sacrifice – The Battle of Arras 1917’ a centenary talk by author Jon Nicholls starts at 20:00 on 30 March. Venue: Berkshire Sports & Social Club, Sonning Lane, Reading RG4 6ST. Contact: 01276 32097,

Somerset Branch German activities in France and Belgium and the Armenian genocide in Turkey are part of ‘The Atrocities of the Great War’ – a talk by Steve Kemp on 8 March at 19:45. Venue: The Village Hall, Fore St, Othery, Somerset TA7 OQQ. Contact: 01458 251095,

London (East) Branch Dr Emma Hanna will talk about ‘Entertaining the troops at the Front’ in WW1 on the 16 March at 19:45. Venue: Walthamstow Cricket, Tennis & Squash Club, 48a Greenway Avenue, London E17 3QN. Contact: 07956 541897,

Wiltshire Branch The little-known ‘Boer Rebellion, 1914-15’ is the subject of James White’s talk on 5 March at 14:00. Venue: The Dormers, Highworth, Wiltshire SN6 7PQ. Contact: 01367 253100,