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Press releases 2018

Press releases

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Mike O'Connor introducing Her Majesty The Queen to National Army Museum staff, 2017

Deputy Director of the National Army Museum receives OBE for services to military heritage

31 December 2018: The National Army Museum is pleased to announce that Michael O’Connor, Deputy Director, is awarded an OBE in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours 2019 for services to military heritage.

The Duchess of Cornwall visiting the Alfred Munnings exhibition at the National Army Museum, 2018

The Duchess of Cornwall among first to view Munnings masters last seen together 100 years ago

5 December 2018: The National Army Museum welcomed Her Royal Highness, The Duchess of Cornwall this evening to view its latest exhibition, 'Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918'.

Primary school children take over at the National Army Museum

Primary school children take over at the National Army Museum

15 November 2018: On Thursday 22 November 2018, 26 school children from Year 6 at St Joseph's Catholic Primary School in Chelsea will take over the National Army Museum in the nationwide, annual Kids in Museums Takeover Day.

Second Lieutenant Noel Evans, Royal Field Artillery, June 1918

Family letters tell tragedy of young soldier's death on Armistice Day

7 November 2018: A collection of letters and photographs reveals the story of 19-year-old Second Lieutenant Noel Evans and the tragic timing of his death on the morning the Armistice was signed.

Lieutenant Heerajee Cursetjee, 14th King George's Own Ferozepore Sikhs, Peshawar, 1913

Medal awarded to Indian soldier demonstrates substantial role India played in First World War

26 October 2018: One hundred years ago, Indian medical officer Captain Heerajee Cursetjee was awarded the Distinguished Service Order for his bravery during the final stages of the campaign in Mesopotamia.

A member of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in a graveyard at Etaples, France, 1918

Are we getting Remembrance right? An evening to remember at the National Army Museum

25 October 2018: As the First World War centenary period draws to a close, the National Army Museum hosts its November 'museum late', asking the pertinent question: Are we getting Remembrance right?

Officers of the 28th Light Cavalry at Meshed, 1918

Suffolk soldier's letters paint picture of chaos during daring mission in Soviet Central Asia

27 September 2018: One hundred years ago, Captain Gerald Uloth and his regiment arrived in Transcaspia to reinforce a British mission tasked with resisting enemy influence in the area.

'Halt on the March by a Stream at Nesle' by Alfred Munnings

Collection of Sir Alfred Munnings' paintings returns to England for first time since 1919

19 September 2018: From 30 November 2018 to 3 March 2019, the National Army Museum will exhibit the work of Sir Alfred Munnings (1878-1959) in 'Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918'.

Captain Daniel Hickey, 8th Battalion, Tank Corps, c1918

Hampshire soldier's memoirs and maps describe the battle at Amiens 

8 August 2018: The maps and memoirs of Captain Daniel Hickey shed light on the Allied victory at Amiens in August 1918. This struggle helped decide the war on the Western Front. 

Lieutenant Bernard Ellis, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment), c1918

Kent soldier's heroism in Mesopotamia saved several soldiers from injury or death 

20 July 2018: One hundred years ago, in July 1918, Lieutenant Bernard Ellis took up a new post as a bombing instructor. For his heroism in this role, Ellis received the Albert Medal. 

Major John Carter with British and Italian intelligence officers, 1918

Kensington soldier’s archives describe secret parachute mission in the First World War 

26 June 2018: One hundred years ago in June 1918, Major John Carter was involved in trialling new methods of parachuting agents behind enemy lines. 

Canon Talbot Mohan, c1955

Devon soldier’s diary offers unique eyewitness account of the First World War 

23 May 2018: One hundred years ago in May 1918, Lance-Corporal Talbot Mohan and his comrades were caught up in the chaos of the Allied retreat during the Third Battle of the Aisne.

Captain Bowcher Clarke, 1914

Berkshire soldier’s photographs reveal Spring Offensive struggles 

18 April 2018: One hundred years ago in April 1918, Acting Lieutenant-Colonel Bowcher Clarke was commanding the 4th Battalion, The Worcestershire Regiment, when the German attack in Flanders began.

 Captain Alfred Toye

Hampshire soldier’s story of leadership and bravery during the German Spring Offensive

24 March 2018: One hundred years ago in March 1918 Acting Captain Alfred Toye, a second lieutenant with 2nd Battalion The Duke of Cambridge’s Own (Middlesex Regiment), found himself in the eye of the storm when the German Spring Offensive began.

Battery Quartermaster Sergeant Samuel Pye

East London soldier’s photographs capture life behind the lines on the Western Front

26 February 2018: One hundred years ago between February and April 1918 Battery Quartermaster Sergeant Samuel Pye took a series of photographs of British soldiers that show how life on the Western Front was not always about death and destruction.

Revolver given to Captain Lionel Gray by Lieutenant Colonel T E Lawrence in 1916

Revolver captured by Lawrence of Arabia donated to the National Army Museum

8 February 2018: A revolver taken from a captured Turkish officer by Colonel TE Lawrence, popularly known as Lawrence of Arabia, has been donated to the National Army Museum.

Major William Leith-Ross, 1920

Aberdeenshire soldier’s story of courage and endurance

23 January 2018: Today the National Army Museum is publishing the story of Captain Leith-Ross. This comes exactly 100 years after a precursor Special Forces unit, called Dunsterforce, was sent on a daring secret mission to northern Persia and the Caucasus to safeguard Baku’s oil from the Turks.

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Mr Justin Maciejewski DSO MBE appointed Director General of the National Army Museum

11 January 2018: The National Army Museum announces the appointment of Mr Justin Maciejewski DSO MBE as the new Director General.

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