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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 5th Jan 2015 by
You've seen the Sainsbury's advert, where British and German soldiers climb from the Great War trenches in the spirit of Yuletide bonhomie to play football and.. Read more.. Christmas truce: All together now in No Man's Land
Posted on 27th Dec 2014 by
Leicester at War: Talk -The 34th Royal Sikh Pioneers on the Western Front 1914-15 2.00 p.m. Sunday March 8 th 2015 New Walk Museum & Art Gallery An outline history of the Indian Army Corps...
Posted on 24th Dec 2014 by
The website www.christmastruce.co.uk gives a list of 41 British soldiers known to have taken part in the famous Christmas 1914 meeting, including two from the... Read more.. Another Leicestershire participant of the 1914 Christmas truce...
Posted on 23rd Dec 2014 by
Back in 1980, pop singer Jona Lewie sang "Wish I was at home for Christmas", and it's a refrain that has been echoed down throughout the centuries.. Read more.. Tigers celebrated Christmases a long way from Leicestershire
Posted on 3rd Dec 2014 by
The 5th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment , after spending the winter training near Luton, .. Read more.. First World War: Historian Greg Drozdz looks at the life of ...
Posted on 1st Dec 2014 by
Harborough Mail Perhaps one of the most shocking stories is of Pte Albert Swann from the 1st Leicestershire Regiment who was killed at Armentieres where 400 .. Read more.. John's real-time WW1 blog: Reports...
Posted on 1st Dec 2014 by
This Friday, 5 December, at South Wigston Working Men's Club , the annual social for ex members of the Royal Leicestershire Regiment and Royal Anglian Regiment. Starts about 7.30pm and no ticket required. Come along and meet old friends at...
Posted on 25th Nov 2014 by
Leamington Observer And on Friday (November 21) representatives from Col Barrrett's regiment, The Royal Leicestershire presented the school with a replica of his Victoria .. Read more.. Arnold Lodge receives old boy's Victoria...
Posted on 22nd Nov 2014 by
Sgt John Herbert Mason Mitchell was taken prisoner in Norway with the 1/5th Bn after volunteering to man a machine gun position as a rear guard action and incurred shrapnel wounds and was repatriated through Sweden prior to...
Posted on 14th Nov 2014 by
Percy Cox was born in Wimblington, Cambridgeshire and was a farm worker until World War One, when he enlisted in the Royal Leicestershire Regiment.. Read more.. BBC News - WWI Wimblington soldier's return from the dead