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“On Parade” Sunday 24 June 2018

  Winchester’s Military Quarter celebrated Armed Forces Day last Sunday with military music, vehicles and displays at Peninsula Barracks in the glorious sunshine. This year, to commemorate the end of the First World War, re-enactors displayed uniform and kit of the period alongside modern vehicles and equipment. For those who wished to find out more…

Medal Group of Major Tom Bird, Rifle Brigade

Major Tom Bird was the anti tank company commander in 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade (2RB) in 1942 during the North African desert campaign; he was awarded a DSO for his gallantry and leadership in the famous Snipe action at Kidney Ridge on 26/27 October during which the CO 2 RB, Lt Col Vic Turner,…

Recent Aquisition now on display in The Kincaid Gallery

A recent addition to the Museum’s art collection has now gone on display in The Kincaid Gallery.  The oil portrait of Nicholas Colthurst Travers (1787-1871) was purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the V & A Purchase Grant Fund and an anonymous donation in memory of Lieutenant Paul Mervis, who served with The…

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