This Day In History

1758 30th Foot (later 1st East Lancashires) sails from Spithead as part of an amphibious force detailed to raid and destroy the port of Cherbourg.
1857 2 Companies (117 officers and men) of the 59th Foot (later 2nd East Lancashires), embark at Singapore for Calcutta, India, where the Mutiny has broken out. Survivors of the wreck of their transport HMS Transit, they had been in Singapore for 6 days, awaiting onward transportation to their Regiment in Hong Kong, when they were diverted.  
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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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