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Volunteer Museum Guides Wanted
Posted on 30th May 2015
The Museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment located in Newarke Houses in Leicester are looking for volunteer Museum Guides. Have you got a couple of hours a week to spare and an interest in military history? This could be for you. Interested? Contact the museum. Full training will be given.
Posted on 11th Jun 2015 by
On his arrival in Korea with the 1st Battalion Royal Leicestershire Regiment in November 1951, Morris was immediately passed to the 28th Commonwealth .. Read more.. John Morris - obituary - Telegraph
Posted on 29th May 2015 by
The Museum of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment located in Newarke Houses in Leicester are looking for volunteer Museum Guides. Have you got a couple of hours a week to spare and an interest in military history? This could be for you. Interested?...
Posted on 22nd Apr 2015 by
in order to join the 5th Battalion The Leicestershire Regiment (TA) Following his release, he joined the now Royal Leicestershire Regiment as a regular. Read more.. John Sheppard - obituary - Telegraph
Posted on 28th Mar 2015 by
Mel Gould, of Loughborough Carillon Tower and War Memorial Museum, took on the duty as the coffin lay in repose in Leicester Cathedral.. Read more.. Standing guard for Richard III - Loughborough Echo
Posted on 27th Mar 2015 by
I thank reader Rae Birchall for this very poignant photo, which she took while on holiday a couple of years back. "My husband and I visited the Commonwealth.. Read more.. Seventy years on, we shall still remember them
Posted on 24th Mar 2015 by
Tonight marks 71 years since the famous wartime heroic Great Escape of 76 Allied prisoners from German prison camp, Stalag Luft III. But Leicestershire was not.. Read more.. Third time lucky for city's great escaper
Posted on 21st Mar 2015 by
John Sheppard died 10 days ago, five months short of his 100th birthday. He was one of that great generation who, as a young man in the band of brothers of the.. Read more.. First Person: 'An ordinary man, an extraordinary life of service'
Posted on 19th Mar 2015 by
A large framed photograph of a Leicestershire war hero found in a skip has been re-united with his family. Corine Taylor, of Earl Shilton, contacted the Mercury.. Read more.. Picture of First World War hero reunited with his family 100...
Posted on 13th Mar 2015 by
Dozens of people gathered in Countesthorpe today to witness the unveiling of a special paving slab dedicated to a Victoria Cross winner who grew up in the.. Read more.. Memorial stone dedicated to Victoria Cross winner Private William...
Posted on 3rd Mar 2015 by
The first British soldier to destroy a German tank in the Second World War has died aged 99.John Sheppard, of Rothley, had landed with the Leicestershire.. Read more.. Tiger John Sheppard, the first British soldier to destroy a...