A BROMSGROVE war veteran is giving an illustrated talk in the town this month.

Peter Ward, veteran of the Second World War, served on the destroyed HMS Beagle as a radar specialist from June 1943 to June 1944.

His talk will include the convoys off the North West coast of Africa, convoys to Russia and the D Day Landings, all encapsulated in his first book, From Africa to the Arctic,l published in 2003 and based on a diary he kept whilst a crew member of the Beagle.

The talk will take place on Friday, June 6, in the Ruth Heald Room at St Godwald's Church Hall, in Finstall Road, at 7.30pm.