Man aiming SLR assault rifle

Memories Project

The museum is currently looking for ex-servicemen and women to share their stories and memories of the weapons and equipment they used whilst on active service, and be re-united with them.

We wish to record on video the thoughts of veterans who have experienced at first hand the weapons behind the glass cases in our galleries. By telling the human stories behind the objects visitors will learn more about our collection and gain a greater insight of what it is like to be involved in a conflict.

So far, veterans ranging from the Second World War to Bosnia have come forward to share their thoughts, memories and technical knowledge on objects such as the Bren Gun, Mills Bomb and the L85 A1 (SA 80), recognisable as the weapon of the modern British soldier.

If you would like to get involved in the project or would just like to know more then please contact us.

Memories Project - link to YouTube video

Did you know?

The iron lady of India

The most famous 19th century female warrior was the Rani of Jhansi who recruited female gunners and troopers. She was often seen in the palace gardens controlling her horses with the reins between her teeth and a sword in each hand.