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Victory in Japan (VJ) Day

Victory in Japan (VJ) Day is the second of the two days which signalled the end of the Second World War, with the first being Victory in Europe (VE) Day which happened over 3 months before in May. Antecedents of the AGC were posted all around the world during the Second Eorld War, with many […]

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Army Education in the 19th Century

In the Victorian period many Army recruits weren’t able to read or write, but the growing technical demands of soldiering required educated men. The first teachers in the Army were ‘capable’ non-commissioned officers (those who had a better education than the average soldier) who were selected to teach as Sergeant or Regimental Instructors, whilst the […]

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Reopening Plans

We are excited to announce that after months of closure due to COVID-19 we will be reopening on Tuesday the 21st July! We have made a few changes to the museum to make it safe for visitors and staff. The museum will be a one way system, with 2m markers on the floor all the […]