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Richard Vinen ‘stands corrected’

THE TEMPLER LECTURE 2015. 

In November Professor Richard Vinen, SAHR’s current Templer Medal Winner gave a lecture in the Army & Navy Club on National Service, A Generation in Uniform 1945-1963. An entertaining and thoughtful lecture generated a lively discussion – mainly from ex National Servicemen in the audience – ranging from Field Marshal to Chelsea Pensioner!  A successful evening, attended by 78 members and guests, half of whom stayed on for a convivial dinner afterwards see below.


 

Visit to National Army Museum Archives & Reserve Collection.  

We enjoyed a fascinating visit to the NAM facility at Stevenage in September. Here we found a wealth of documents, uniforms, paintings and other artefacts – including vehicles and weapons – hitherto not accessible by the general public. We were made particularly welcome and assured that any SAHR member wishing to visit or use NAM’s research facilities there in future would be made equally welcome. Contact details on the NAM website.


Chairman and members of SAHR and NAM at Stevenage – September 2015

FUTURE EVENTS

Emile Simpson Lecture – Cambridge, 21st January 2016.                                                        
We are delighted to announce that Emile Simpson, formerly an officer in the Gurkhas, will be presenting his book War from the

Ground Up
: Twenty-First Century Combat as Politics at St. John’s College, Cambridge at 6pm on Thursday 21st January.  The book has been critically acclaimed, including by Sir Michael Howard, so it is an event not to be missed.  Please contact Adam Storring at alstorring@gmail.com for further details.

SAHR 2016 AGM at HM Tower of London: 27 April 2016  

This exciting event will include free entry for Members and their partners to the grounds of the Tower and its attractions in the afternoon, followed by attendance at the AGM, Reception, Prize Giving and Lecture – ending with the ‘Ceremony of the Keys’.   

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