In September 1916 the face of battle changed forever. On an unsuspecting enemy, Britain unleashed its new secret weapon - the tank.
This British Army unit was established in 1853 to develop soldiers' rifle skills. Since then, its members have continued to provide instruction in the use of small arms and various support weapons.
In the fourth instalment, we explore the wartime exploits of the 3rd County of London Yeomanry in 1941. During this time, the men of the unit underwent a baptism of fire in the Libyan desert.
In the first instalment of this series, we learn about the origins of the 3rd County of London Yeomanry (Sharpshooters), its pre-war service and the outbreak of fighting in 1939.
This British Army unit was established in 1942. It is responsible for maintaining, recovering and repairing tanks, vehicles, weapons and equipment.
The Long Range Desert Group were masters of navigation. They owed much of their success to the scientific talents of Major Ralph Bagnold, whose sun-compass invention revolutionised desert travel.
In September 1916, the face of battle changed forever. On an unsuspecting enemy, Britain unleashed its new secret weapon - the tank.
We explore some of the weapons used by the British Army on the Western Front during the First World War.
7 September 2020 - 20 July 2023
Explore how robotic devices help the Army, then work in teams using block-based programming and our Dash robots to complete a series of tasks.
Explore the power of robots to solve challenges for the Army. Get hands-on testing out your coding skills.
Learn about the possibilities of prosthetic limbs for injured soldiers and get hands-on with our robotic arms.
1 November 2020 - 20 July 2023
Work against the clock and with limited resources to design and build a device to safely deliver cargo to your troops.
1 September 2021 - 20 July 2023
Discover helmets from across the history of the Army, and explore the materials and properties that make a great helmet.
6 September 2021 - 20 July 2023
Get hands-on with real helmets from our handling collection, then use different materials to make and test your own.
KS2 (Ages 7 to 11)
Set off on a mission to find out more about the everyday lives of tank crews during the Second World War in this family friendly video.
KS1-KS2 (Ages 5 to 11)
Use our simple step-by-step instructions to draw Army-related transport.
Follow this gallery trail to discover some of the amazing objects that have protected soldiers through time.
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