• CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London
National Army Museum
  • CLOSED
  • FREE
  • Chelsea, London

Soldiers' Stories: Veterans in Conversation

In this exclusive online event, join Second World War veterans Captain Sir Tom Moore and Private Joseph Hammond in conversation with Dr Peter Johnston of the National Army Museum.

Captain Sir Tom Moore captured the hearts of the nation in April 2020 when he walked 100 lengths of his garden in the run-up to his 100th birthday to raise money for NHS Charities Together.

Inspired by Captain Tom, 95-year-old Joseph Hammond walked 2km every day for one week in his hometown of Accra in Ghana to raise funds to support Covid-19 front-line workers as well as vulnerable ex-soldiers.

Both of these veteran fundraisers are also military veterans of the Second World War campaign in Burma.

Joseph joined the Royal West African Frontier Force as a driver on 31 July 1943. At the age of 18, he served with the 82nd West African Division in Burma.

Captain Tom was conscripted in June 1940, joining 8th Battalion The Duke of Wellington's Regiment. After completing officer training, he was posted to India with 146th Royal Armoured Corps. He served in Arakan, then took part in further operations in Burma.

Joined by curator Dr Peter Johnston, both men will reflect on their time in Burma, while also sharing memories of their wider military service. Their stories will be coloured by objects and photographs from the National Army Museum's collection.

The recorded conversation will be available to watch on this page from 4pm on Saturday 15 August.

This event is part of our VJ75: Never Forgotten series.

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