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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 26th Aug 2013 by Royal Leicestershire Regiment
Lt Col Philip Bent was posthumously awarded Britain's highest military honour after losing his life in October 1917 fighting with the Leicestershire Regiment..Read more… Leicestershire hero left out of World War One ......
Posted on 14th Aug 2013 by Royal Leicestershire Regiment
Platoon commander who pursued the enemy even after his gun had jammed..Read more… Peter Moore
Posted on 6th Aug 2013 by Royal Leicestershire Regiment
Last Sunday marked the 99th anniversary of the outbreak of the First World War. With next year's centenary, there are sure to be dozens of...Read More... In memory of those we loved
Posted on 4th Aug 2013 by Royal Leicestershire Regiment
The Government has unveiled plans to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of Leicestershire's Victoria Cross winners from the Great...Read more… Victoria Cross winners set to be commemorated
Posted on 29th Jul 2013 by Royal Leicestershire Regiment
At County Hall, surrounded by members of the Leicestershire Regiment .... I had the privilege of attending a service at Leicestershire Cathedral for the ..Read more… leicestershirechairman
Posted on 23rd Jul 2013 by Royal Leicestershire Regiment
A call to arms to a Leicester battalion on the day the First World War broke out has been discovered at a car boot sale. First World War 'call to arms' found at car...Read more… First World War 'call to arms'
Posted on 17th Jul 2013 by Royal Leicestershire Regiment
The story of a Japanese prisoner of war who survived more than three years in captivity will be told as part of a city film festival.Reg Twigg, one of the longest-surviving prisoners..Read more… PoW's son provides link to past
Posted on 14th Jul 2013 by Royal Leicestershire Regiment
A pictorial website dedicated to the men from Leicestershire and Rutland who fought in the First World War is attracting 700 hits a day..Read more… Putting names and stories to the fallen of The Great War
Posted on 18th Jun 2013 by Royal Leicestershire Regiment
What we commonly call the Royal Leicestershire Regiment took over 250 years to attain its illustrious title. Our former county regiment can...Read more… Come on the Tigers! History of county...
Posted on 13th May 2013 by Royal Leicestershire Regiment
In 1942, the Japanese army ordered the construction of a jungle railroad from Bangkok to Rangoon. Reg Twigg wrote a remarkable testimony of his three years of hell. Read more…. The last Brit on the River Kwai: Reg Twigg, one...