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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Future Events

 DATE EVENT
  2018
  September
Fri 7 Friends Study Evening.  Talk on Corunna
Sat 15 National Heritage Day. Museum open
Sat 29 Saturday Morning Lecture – The Songaminute Man – Simon McDermott. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  October
Fri 19 Friends Study Evening.  ‘Territorial Gunners at War’  by Terry Dean
Sat 27 Saturday Morning Lecture – World War I Artists – Cynthia Greenwood. At the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  November
Sat 10 Memorabilia Day. Bring your militaria for identification by our experts. At the Museum. 11.00 am – 3.00 pm . Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
Sat 24 Saturday Morning Lecture – The Christmas Truce 1914 – What Really Happened – Paul SmithAt the Museum. Begins 11.00 am. Cost: £2 pp. Light refreshments (tea, coffee, cakes) for a small donation.
  December
Thu 13 Friends Annual General Meeting and Volunteers’ Lunch.