Mick Fellows at work on the deck of a ship covered in oil and debris from head to foot

Sunday 19th June 2022

6 pm.  Doors open at 5.30 pm.


2022 is the 40th anniversary of the Falklands campaign. Amongst the British troops were clearance divers whose job to was to make safe unexploded munitions, often under intense enemy fire.

Mick Fellows, MBE. DSC. BEM* was one of those men. His extraordinary work defusing a bomb on HMS Antrim led Mrs Thatcher to remark, “Who is this man? Where did we find him?”

His first bomb disposal was carried out during enemy aircraft attack in the Falklands in 1982. During his 35 years of Royal Naval service, he has carried out several hair raising operations including the horrendous task of recovering the casualties of the Herald of Free Enterprise ferry disaster.

His talk will cover his work in the Falklands War as well as some of the more incredible  operations he has carried out during his career.

He is the most highly decorated Warrant Officer in the British Military.

An extraordinary man, life and talk. Unmissable.

(Please note we can accommodate only 60 people at this talk)

By clicking on the ‘buy tickets’ button you will be taken to our parent organisation, The Historical Diving Society, where payments are processed.

Please note: We do not issue tickets. After you have purchased tickets you will receive a confirmation email that can be presented at the museum on the night in lieu of tickets.

(Tickets are also available from the Gosport Tourist Information Centre. Telephone: 023 9252 2944)