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Warhorse to Horsepower examines how the British Army became increasingly mechanical during the First World War and how cavalry units eventually gave up their horses for tanks during the 1920s and 30s.
In pre-1914 Britain, society was already replacing horse with petrol driven vehicles and some life-size talking horses in the exhibition tell you their stories [...]

16 Comments CherryPie on Sep 3rd 2019

This exhibit is a fiberglass model used to create the bronze statue that now stands in Whitehall Place, London. The London statue was unveiled by the Royal Tank Regiment’’s Colonel in Chief, Her Majesty the Queen, on the 13th of June 2000.
The memorial depicts a Comet Tank Crew and is a permanent tribute to those [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Aug 23rd 2019

Just too late to see service during the Second World War, the Lincoln became the mainstay of Bomber Command post-war, but was destined for a short front line career as the Cold War and the jet age brought the shortcomings of its performance into sharp relief.
The RAF’s lack of an aircraft with sufficient range to [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Mar 7th 2017

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 6th 2017

The true story of Trevor Bowyer, DFC, gunner in RAF Bomber Command during World War Two
Synopsis (from the book cover):
This vividly powerful and absorbing biography of an RAF rear gunner during World War Two is told with both sensitivity and humour.
With accounts from some of Trevor’s contemporaries, including Marshal of the Royal Air Force, Sir [...]

8 Comments CherryPie on Mar 2nd 2017

Kenilworth Castle stands on a low hill that was once at the heart of a 1,600 hectare (4,000 acre) park and surrounded by a vast man-made lake. The spectacular ruins, built mostly from the local red sandstone, reveal much of its medieval and Tudor past.
The castle is approached from the south by a causeway that [...]

12 Comments CherryPie on Feb 21st 2017

The portable communion set seen [above]  was used by Reverend Lumley Green-Wilkinson to administer communion to the members of the 7th and 8th battalion, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps and the 7th and 8th Battalion, The Rifle Brigade, when he was Chaplain to the 41st Infantry Brigade in the 14th (Light) Division whilst serving in [...]

4 Comments CherryPie on Nov 12th 2016

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