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Learn about the role of Fort Nelson during WWII, what it was like for those left behind and what life was like for soldiers a the front.
Explore what really happened to Portsmouth during the Blitz. Find out what role your Great-grandparent’s had in this heroic time and experience the fire-power of a World War II gun.
The West Riding Woodcarvers Association have created 95 original hand-carved wooden panels on the themes of the First and Second World Wars, in a projected funded in part by the Leeds Community Foundation.
Students will be transported back to 1942, and experience life in the war. They will see how important messages are distributed to the public, what role the ARP warden played and even experience an air raid!
This month is an opportunity to think about the way people’s lives have been affected by war, both in the past and through to the present day.
A weekend to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film ‘Carve her name with pride’. Talks and films commemorate the work of SOE.
Remembrance Sunday poppy drop.
See and handle weapons from world war one and two.
Explosive Second World War action!
It is 65 years since the Normandy Landings began!
Come and join the celebrations and reflections on this historic event.
A month of remembrance for all those who sacrificed so much, and a chance to reflect on the consequences of warfare.
Interpretations honour the dead of all wars, across all the ages, who have have nobly sacrificed their lives for a cause.
A reading aloud from the Roll of Honour those members of Leeds citizenry who gave their lives during the Second World War.
10. WORLD AT WAR
1940s soldiers battle for Fort Nelson.
11. VE DAY SALUTE
Commemoration of 65th anniversary VE Day.
12. D-DAY SALUTE
Commemorating the 66th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
Armistice Day commemorations.
Remembrance Day commemorations.
Remembrance Day commemorations.
16. Blitz Weekend
70 years on from one of the darkest and most heroic times in the nation’s history we celebrate the spirit of the age through 1940s music, food and dance.
A lecture by SAS war diary collator Gordon Stevens followed by an opportunity to examine this unique diary and handle genuine WWII SAS weapons from the Royal Armouries collection.
18. Armistice Day
There will be a moment of remembrance held at the Royal Armouries Fort Nelson on Armistice Day, Friday 11 November 2011.
7 Press Releases
Britain’s oldest museum pays tribute to the nation’s war dead during November in a poignant month of Remembrance.
Fort Nelson will ring to the sound of a gun salute to mark Remembrance Sunday on November 8 and also the 91st anniversary of Armistice Day on Wednesday, 11th November.
3. Prescription for last prisoner executed at the Tower of London forms part of successful Royal Armouries’ auction bid
Britain’s oldest museum has bought four fascinating new exhibits – including sedative prescriptions made out to the last prisoner executed at the Tower of London and also to Hitler’s deputy Rudolph Hess.
4. Fort Nelson setting for big bangs this Easter weekend as Allied Troops battle for control in Second World War event!
Allied troops will launch a major offensive at Fort Nelson over the Easter weekend in a 1940s-style battle to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Britain.
Unwrap the gift of a Second World War Yuletide at the Royal Armouries’ flagship museum at Clarence Dock, Leeds on December 11 and 12. Join us for a weekend of simple, seasonal Forties pleasures – home-made presents, decorations, wartime stories and mu
Royal Armouries is set to pay tribute to the role of Fareham, Portsmouth and the surrounding area in the lead up to D-Day by staging a historic flypast as part of the Fort Nelson Tattoo.
An Army band which entertained our troops in Afghanistan takes centre stage at the Fort Nelson Tattoo next Saturday (September 8), led by local man Captain Evin Frost.