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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Second Visit For Classic Cars

For the second year running, classic and vintage cars taking part in the annual Manchester to Blackpool Rally stopped off for their lunch break in the Museum. Rarely in its 170 – year history can the Barracks square have seen such a fine – and very valuable –  collection of classic engineering.

 

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