Our Stories

Since the time our story started in 1794, we have been witness to many interesting characters and intriguing events, while at the same time playing a key role in many pivotal moments in British military history. In this section of the website we share the fascinating stories of just a small selection of these people and events. These stories are also available to see on the touchscreens in our museum. If you have a story that you think we should add, please get in touch with our curator.



The Newly-Weds
The stories behind the two sliver salvers in the museum
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The Admiral
Accomplished officer who got his nickname from a map reading error on training
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Crossing the Volturno
A complex river crossing by tanks in Italy in 1943
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The Fishmonger
Billingsgate fishmonger who fought with KY in WW2 and then joined the Australian Army Reserves
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