Press releases 2017

Press releases

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Captain Allastair McReady-Diarmid, c1917

Southgate soldier’s story of bravery published 100 years after his death

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01 December 2017: National Army Museum is publishing the story of Captain Allastair McReady-Diarmid, exactly 100 years after his death at Moeuvres, near Cambrai. 

Private Percy Ottley, c1916

Doncaster soldier’s correspondence reveals what happened after his death in 1917 

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23 November 2017: The National Army Museum is publishing a collection of objects which reveal the death of an ordinary soldier, Private Percy Ottley, and the impact on his loved ones at home.

SAS man on vehicle mounted gun

Special Forces: In the Shadows

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16 November 2017: On 17 March 2018, the National Army Museum will open its first major exhibition since reopening in March 2017. 

Captain Walter Bagot-Chester, 1917

Staffordshire Soldier was ‘an officer impossible to replace’ 

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31 October 2017: Captain Walter Bagot-Chester won the Military Cross (MC) for his command in the Third Battle of Gaza, which he paid for with his life.

Lieutenant Oliver Stewart, 1917

100 years since Military Cross awarded to London pilot

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17 September 2017: Lieutenant Oliver Stewart of the Royal Flying Corps achieved the status of ‘ace’ on the Western Front, winning the Military Cross for his actions. 

Second Lieutenant Cyril Edwards, 1917

100 years since first front line blood transfusion

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28 July 2017: Wounded in action on 28 July 1917, Second Lieutenant Cyril Edwards became the first officer to undergo a blood transfusion in a front-line hospital.

Children attend a workshop

National Army Museum announces free learning programme for schools

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29 June 2017: The National Army Museum announces the launch of its new Learning Programme.

 Lieutenant Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly, 1915 Lieutenant Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly, 1915

Art from the front line: Soldier’s first hand accounts published for first time

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16 May 2017: The National Army Museum is publishing the drawings and watercolours of Lieutenant Richard Barrett Talbot Kelly, who, as a Forward Observation Officer, had a front row seat of the Arras offensive.

 Second Lieutenant Dougas McKie, The Northumberland Fusiliers, 1916 Second Lieutenant Dougas McKie, The Northumberland Fusiliers, 1916

Surrey Soldier died at Battle of Arras 100 years ago

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11 April 2017: The National Army Museum is publishing the photographs and correspondence of Second Lieutenant Douglas McKie, exactly a hundred years after his death.

Photo of Insight gallery

National Army Museum is open to question

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28 March 2017: The National Army Museum has unveiled its dramatic transformation following the three-year £23.75 million re-development, including £11.5 million from The National Lottery.

Battle, Jules George, 2010

War Paint: Brushes with Conflict

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14 March 2017: The new National Army Museum will open to the public with its first temporary exhibition, War Paint: Brushes with Conflict.

New logo on namouflage

National Army Museum launches new brand and website ahead of Spring opening

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28 February 2017: Today, the National Army Museum rolls out its vibrant new brand and website. The brand reflects a stronger and more focused identity both online and offline.

A visualisation of the Museum's atrium looking out to the galleries

National Army Museum marches towards opening

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23 January 2017: Today, the National Army Museum has announced that it will open to the public on 30 March 2017 after a three-year £23.75 million re-development project including £11.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund.     

Joseph with a train truck of empty water tanks

Welsh soldier's photos reveal the logistical problems of a desert war

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6 January 2017: The previously unseen personal photographs of a Welsh soldier who served in Egypt during the First World War are being published online by the National Army Museum.       

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