Five years ago today I was in the privileged position to have witnessed one of the two mega events at Waterloo 200. Little memories include watching Charles and Camilla sweeping up with their entourage as UK representatives, literally almost colliding with Mr Farage as he made political capital at
Hougoumont and, hailing a bunch of HLI drilling in a field near the chateau in my very...
|Memorial to the Airborne Forces at Oosterbeek|
This trip happened in November 2018 and for some reason I didn't get around to posting some of the lovely photos.
|British Sherman in the museum forecourt|
|I am almost certain this is a 17pdr. I don't think Urquhart's men had too many of these to hand.|
We spent an excellent couple of hours in this outstanding museum and finished our trip by crossing the...
A little lead in on the late Elizabethan period with this musketeer and then the display moves on to cover
the 17th/18th century exhibits. The section begins with a ' How would you invade Ireland?' map with some notations on it.
We them go into the period of the Confederate Wars and the Cromwellian occupation. The mannequins were particularly good.
I was very taken by the simplicity of the Jacobite...
|The parade ground square at Collins Barracks which is an old British Army facility from the late 18th/early 19th century.|
I squeezed this in whilst speaking at a conference in Dublin. What a wonderful find it was. In this first post I thought I would trail the variety of fantastic and interesting militaria contained in a very substantial and well laid out national museum. I visited the Collins...