This Day In History

  • 1801 30th and 40th Regiments (later 1st East Lancashires and 1st South Lancashires respectively) fight at the decisive Battle of Alexandria, which dooms Napoleon's attempt to conquer Egypt. At the end of the campaign, both regiments awarded the distinction of a Sphinx badge with the word Egypt superimposed, which they and their successors proudly carry on their colours and badges ever afterwards.
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The Lancashire Infantry Museum currently has the following vacancies:


Position The Role
 Saturday Guides
  • We currently need Volunteer Saturday Guides to help us look after our increasing numbers of Saturday visitors and family researchers.
  • If you have an interest in military history and enjoy meeting people; are confident and capable of guiding people of all ages; and can act independently and without supervision; we would welcome hearing from you.
  • Service in one of the armed forces, especially one of our regiments, is desirable but is by no means essential.
  • You will be asked to take part in a Saturday duty roster which requires attendance at the museum approximately one week in six. Timings are from 10.00 am to 4.00 pm.


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With over 15,000 visitors a year, the Lancashire Infantry Museum is one of the country’s leading Regimental and Military Museums. It is located in an attractive Grade II listed building  in a mid-Victorian British Army barracks on the outskirts of Preston. Fulwood Barracks is recognised as the finest example of mid-Victorian military architecture left in the country. There is easy access by public transport and ample free car parking available within the Barracks.