This Day In History

1809 Escaping after the Battle of Corunna, the ship carrying the Headquarters of the 59th Foot (later 2nd East Lancashires) is hit by a French shore battery and begins to sink. As the soldiers are transferring to another vessel, Sgt Major Perkins remembers the Regimental Colours and rushes back at the last minute, rescuing them moments before the ship goes down.
1900 2nd Boer War. 1st South Lancashires lead the advance across the Tugela River.
1960 After 33 months of operations against Malayan communist terrorists, 1st Loyals embarks on the troopship Nevasa at Penang, under orders for the British Army of the Rhine (BAOR) in Germany.
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FUTURE OF THE LANCASHIRE INFANTRY MUSEUM – STATEMENT BY THE TRUSTEES

On 7 November 2016 the Ministry of Defence announced the closure and disposal of Fulwood Barracks by 2022.

This does NOT mean that Lancashire Infantry Museum, which with its predecessors has been located in the Barracks for the past 90 years, will also close. The Museum Trustees fully intend that the Museum will continue in existence.

We are an independent charitable organisation occupying premises within the Barracks on a lease from the Ministry of Defence. We very much hope that we may continue to be located at the Fulwood Barracks site in whatever future form that may take. However, if this proves not to be possible, then the Ministry of Defence is legally committed to re-locating us in suitable and appropriate accommodation elsewhere, and we have received ministerial confirmation that this obligation will be honoured.

Please be assured that, whatever the future of Fulwood Barracks:

• The Museum is not threatened with closure either now or in the foreseeable future.
• The Trustees will continue to hold and display donated material to at least the present standards of access and security.
• We continue to welcome new donations and financial support .

We are touched and grateful for the great wave of support which the Museum has received since the announcement was made. We are most appreciative, and hope for to your continuing support during the difficult years which lie ahead.

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