Cheshire Military Museum News

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Queens Own Yeomanry at Southport Air Show

Queens Own Yeomanry at Southport Air Show

The Queens Own Yeomanry B/C Squadron were in attendance at the famed Southport Air Show in September. Last weekend's event was located on Southport sea front and had an exciting schedule including The Military Village, a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Lancaster, a...

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Visit from Royal Scots

Visit from Royal Scots

Stuart Kennedy, Curator of the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards Museum at Edinburgh Castle visited last week and was welcomed and given a tour of the Museum, including a 'back stage' tour of the archives and museum store. Stuart was impressed and pleased to see the area...

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New Exhibition ‘Remembering Bosnia, 30 years on’

New Exhibition ‘Remembering Bosnia, 30 years on’

A new special exhibition ‘Remembering Bosnia, 30 years on’ has been opened at Cheshire Military Museum. It looks back at the 1st Battalion the Cheshire Regiment’s deployment to Bosnia as part of a UN force in 1992-93. The Cheshire’s were the first British Battalion to...

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Visit from 1st Battalion, The Mercian Regiment

Visit from 1st Battalion, The Mercian Regiment

The museum welcomed important visitors today from the 1st Battalion of the Mercian Regiment,  the Regular Battalion of The Mercian Regiment which incorporated the Cheshire Regiment. The Mercian Regiment is an Infantry Regiment of the British Army, recruited from the...

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Battle of the Boyne – Did you know?

Battle of the Boyne – Did you know?

Today is the annual commemoration of the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 but did you know that King William III sailed to Ireland from Hoylake in Cheshire? And that the soldiers who fought were mainly European, from the Netherlands and Denmark. Louis XIV of France had...

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Marjorie Rigby’s Poppies at the Museum

Marjorie Rigby’s Poppies at the Museum

Marjorie Rigby, 89, from Frodsham started knitting poppies in January 2022 and ten months later she had completed 1,200. The hand knitted poppies were sown onto ribbons and assembled by the villagers of Great Barrow near Chester to display in the heart of their...

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Raising the Flag on Armed Forces Week Events

Raising the Flag on Armed Forces Week Events

The Armed Forces Day flag was raised outside Chester Town Hall on Monday 19th June at the start of Armed Forces Week. The Lord Mayor of the City of Chester, Cllr Sheila Little raised the flag together with military personnel outside the Town Hall. Armed Forces Day on...

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Group Visits to the Museum

Group Visits to the Museum

Macclesfield Old Boys and Park Green Club visited Cheshire Military Museum today. They toured the museum before moving on to lunch at the Chester City Club and were hosted by Mike Huntriss (left). Cheshire Military Museum is the perfect place to host a meeting or...

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Out and About in Liverpool

Out and About in Liverpool

JACKALs and crews from Cheshire's C Squadron Queen's Own Yeomanry (QOY) made the trip from Chester to visit Liverpool’s Pier Head last weekend in preparation for the Battle of the Atlantic celebrations. It was an impressive show and learning opportunity about what...

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Cheshire Regiment Veterans Donation

Cheshire Regiment Veterans Donation

On the 6th of May 2023, the Cheshire Regiment veterans and their families, held a celebration for the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. A raffle raised £2800 which was then donated to the Museum. Thank you to everyone who bought tickets and your...

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Cheshire Military Museum volunteer invited to the coronation

Cheshire Military Museum volunteer invited to the coronation

Regimental Researcher Geoff Crump has received an invitation to the Coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey on Saturday, 6 May, along with 450 other British Empire Medal (BEM) recipients. Very few are from Cheshire. He was awarded a BEM in 2020 for his service to...

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