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Operation Corporate – The Falklands War 20 years on

The AGC Museum Temporary Exhibition Introduction The Falkland Islands are a remote archipelago in the South Atlantic, not far from the tip of South America and the Antarctic. The Falklands were uninhabited until its discovery by Europeans in the 16th century, and have at various times belonged to Spain, France, Argentina, and Britain. At times, these countries co-existed ...

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 ...