Territorial Army North West Photo Collection
The Lancashire Infantry Museum holds a unique photo archive of several thousand images, put together at the time and all shot by Major Chris Vere, then the District TA Public Information Officer. Many were published in local newspapers and often in the region’s own TA newspaper “North West Territorial.” It is very possibly the only such record of TA activity in a given area over a specific period ever created.
These historical images have now been digitised and, for the first time, are being made available to buy in a series of discs which will eventually cover all aspects of TA life in the region during the period , at a cost of £12 per DVD including post and packing. All proceeds go to the preservation and maintenance of the Museum
Disc 1 – Infantry
The first disc in the series covers the Infantry and, mainly, features
- 4th Battalion, Kings Own Royal Border Regiment
- 5/8th Battalion, Kings Regiment
- 4th Battalion, Queen’s Lancashire Regiment
Discs 2-6 – Artillery
Chris has donated his unique photo-archive covering 20 years in the life of his own regiment. The archive is so large it requires 5 discs, available separately or as a Box Set at the special price of £50
- 103 (Lancashire Artillery Volunteers) Air Defence Regiment, Royal Artillery (Volunteers).
Disc 7 – Yeomanry
Chris and Stephanie Bruntlett have identified 280 images covering Yeomanry life between 1983 and 1987, with particular emphasis on Her Majesty The Queen’s visit to DLOY at Altcar in 1985. Featuring
- The Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry
- C (Earl of Chester’s) Squadron, Queen’s Own Yeomanry
To make a purchase, click on ‘Add to Cart.’ When finished, scroll to bottom of the page to check your shopping cart and complete your purchase details. Disks will be dispatched as soon as possible.