Friends of Cheshire Military Museum were honoured to host a special, private visit to the museum.

Colonel Dick Peel (Rtd.) was Regimental Secretary, running both the museum and Regimental HQ of the Cheshire Regiment in the 1980/90s. He not only revisited the museum but also donated artifact6s and records to the museum’s growing archive.

Lt Col Richard Peel was on hand when on December 6th 1982 a Discotheque bomb killed 17 in Ballykelly in Ireland including 8 members of the Cheshire Regiment. He is shown in this newscast from the Cheshire Regiment HQ at Chester Castle on the phone.

The photo outside the museum shows Mike Huntriss, Vice Chair on the left and Brigadier John Thomson OBE (Rtd.), Chair of the Friends of the Museum with Colonel Dick Peel in the centre.