This Tuesday, 29th: Major Larry Keim

In 1992 New Zealand sent Peacekeeping troops to Somalia to support the United Nations Operations in Somalia (UNOSOM), initiated when civil war broke out after the Somalian president was overthrown the previous year.  As the situation on the ground deteriorated and a large scale famine resulted, United States forces entered in 1993 to assist with famine relief as part of the larger United Nations effort. Larry Keim’s talk will centre on his personal experiences as the assigned ground operations officer to the Joint Special Operations Task Force and the challenges he and his men faced in providing protection for the humanitarian famine relief efforts of forty nations throughout the country. 

Coming up

Speakers for the next three months

  • Tuesday 12 APRIL Ian Marsden – The history of the NZ meat industry. 
  • Tuesday 10 MAY Jim Bolger – Does history repeat? Plus political reminiscences.
  • Tuesday 14 JUNE Owen Mapp – my life as a bone / ivory carver and what has happened re bone in NZ. History.

Confirmed sessions in the second half of the year

  • Roger Childs – Enlightenment or indoctrination? What will school kids be learning about NZ History in 2023? 
  • Mark Dickson – The changing Kapiti Coastline 
  • David Hadfield – Mayor Barry Hadfield 

Standard start time is 7.30 PM sharp.

Kapiti Uniting Church, 10 Weka Road, Raumati Beach

Enter via the main church door.

Gold coin koha. Thanks