Zeebrugge: The Centenary Conference

Event Date: 
Friday, 20 April 2018 - 10:00am to Saturday, 21 April 2018 - 5:00pm

Zeebrugge: The Centenary Conference

Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is to host a symposium, held in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard on the weekend of the 100th Anniversary of the Royal Navy and Royal Marine raid on the port of Zeebrugge. It will explore a variety of events surrounding the raid and on the morning of 23rd April 1918 itself, with a particular focus on the planning of the raid, its consequences and the challenges of the unforeseen situations that arise in covert raids. 

The agenda will cover areas including: 
• The Flanders Flotilla and their influence on shipping in the English Channel
• Keyes, Bacon and the planning of the operations on the Belgian ports
• Overcoming unforeseen difficulties in covert raids
• The use of propaganda following the Zeebrugge Raid
• The social and cultural impact of the Zeebrugge Raid
• Lessons learned from the Zeebrugge Raid


HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands