This Day In History

  • 1943 British and American force, including 1st Loyals, lands at Anzio, Italy with no opposition. Unfortunately the Allied command fails to exploit their initial advantage. Within days the Germans have deployed substantial reinforcements and the Allies are on the defensive.
  • 1957 Under orders for Malaya, 1st Loyals embarks, with families, on the troopship Empire Orwell at Southampton for passage to Singapore.
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Museum At The Shires 2017

Every year, hundreds of veterans of the Queen’s Lancashire Regiment  get together for their annual Shires Reunion near Blackpool. In 2017 well over 400 veterans and their families attended, with most of them camping for up to four days on-site. Once again, the Museum was there to support them. Serious question: Can there be any other regiment which can inspire this level of support from its veterans on a regular annual basis?

John Downham and a fellow veteran recalling old times.

The Museum’s Stand. 

Everyone gathers for the annual Group Photograph

 

Shaun Taylor and Jeff ‘Jack’ Horner re-united with their 20-something year-old selves via the front cover of a 1985 Lancashire Lad from our stand

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