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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 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...
Posted on 3rd Mar 2015 by
In April, 1940, Leicestershire soldiers were the first British troops to combat their Nazi counterparts. It was an inglorious start to a struggle for supremacy.. Read more.. Second World War: The first British troops to engage the Nazis...
Posted on 2nd Mar 2015 by
Over 200 letters sent home during the Great War by Captain John D Hills of the 1/5 th Bn The Leicestershire Regiment are to be published 100 years to the day since they were written. His ‘Letters from the Front’ started being...
Posted on 25th Feb 2015 by
A century-old archive of more than 200 war letters sent by one Leicestershire soldier will be published online. Captain John D Hills, of the 1/5 (Territorial).. Read more.. Leicestershire soldier's war letters published online to mark...
Posted on 19th Feb 2015 by
The current cinema adaptation of Vera Brittain's moving 1933 memoir, Testament of Youth, is a powerful story of love and war. However, I understand several.. Read more.. Does battle badge mean movie mistake?
Posted on 17th Feb 2015 by
A framed picture of a Leicestershire soldier killed in the First World War has been saved from a skip. It was found just over a week ago following a house.. Read more.. Photo of First World War soldier found in skip: Search is on for his family