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Army Education in the Victorian Era

In the Victorian period many Army recruits weren’t able to read or write, but the growing technical demands of soldiering required educated men. However, there was no available system in place for this so something had to be created.  ‘The First Class Army School Certificate Made Easy’ by An Army Schoolmaster – 1890s A page from the mathematics ...

AGC Antecedent Roles in D-Day

This post is created from the text and images from the temporary exhibition that The AGC Museum curated in 2019 to mark the 75th Anniversary of D-Day. ABCA sheet with images and information for soldiers regarding why they were fighting. The 6th of June 1944 marks the beginning of D-Day and the start of the fight to liberate ...

The RMP Heraldic Field

The Royal Military Police Heraldic 'Field' In heraldry, the background of a shield is called the ‘field’, which is usually composed of one or more tinctures (colours or metals) or furs. Every Regiment and Corps of the British Army has its own distinct ‘field’ emblazoned with ‘bends’ (bands or lines), which is approved for use on such things ...

A Hoof Memorial – Mary Ann

Mary Ann was a horse who served in the Mounted Military Police in Egypt 1882-1903. Following her death her hoof was presented to Military Police, Cairo by Major General Sir R. Talbot. It is now on loan to The AGC Museum from The RMP Museum.The Mounted Military Police were formed in 1855 (however not a Permanent ...
Mural of the RAPC cap badge of a lion standing on top of a crown mounted on a brick wall.

Hans Coper RAPC Mural

One of the rarer pieces in our collection is this fantastic 10ft high ceramic mural created by Hans Coper in the 1960s. Known as one of the most important figures in British post-war studio ceramics, Coper focused on functional and sculptural art, but was also commissioned to make a small number of murals during the 1960s. ...
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