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This page is regularly updated with inclusion of new events as they are arranged.  For more information, contact:: The Curator, The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum, Peninsula Barracks, Romsey Road; Winchester, SO23 8TS.  Tel: 01962 828549.  e-mail: curator@rgjmuseum.co.uk


Tuesday 28 June to Sunday 11 September 2016
Special Exhibition: ‘Blood-Soaked Fields: Waterloo and the First Day of the Somme Compared’

Blood Soaked Fields compares the battle of Waterloo with the first day of the battle of the Somme – two battles 100 years apart fought by the same nations in the same area of NW Europe, each resulting in over 50,000 casualties. Film, photographs and text illustrate the similarities and differences between the two battles; what soldiers ate in the field and social conditions are covered, what a Rifleman wore in the battles is on display and stages of the battle of Waterloo represented using 4000 model soldiers.

A local historian, Martin Axton, will talk about the battles at 1100 on each Wednesday from 6 July – 7 September EXCEPT 17 and 24 August

Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 September 2016
National Heritage Open Weekend

Free admission

6.15 pm Tuesday 20 September 2016 – Evening Talk
Subject: ‘Rifles in the Desert: The War in North Africa, 1941’
Dr Niall Barr, lecturer, King’s College London and the Joint Services Command and Staff College, Shrivenham
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Monday 7 November to Friday 16 December 2016
Special Exhibition: ‘Royal Connections’

In conjunction with Winchester’s Military Museum and Hampshire’s 2016 Big Theme ‘Royal Blood’
More details in due course
6.15 pm Tuesday 22 November 2016 – Evening Talk
Subject: ‘Commissariat of Affections: The Army Postal Services in the Great War’

(Eleventh in a series of talks programmed to coincide with the centenary of events during the First World War)
Speaker: Simon Fenwick, military historian
More details in due course


For more about Waterloo 2015, please click here>>


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To learn about Jason Askew's Painting Rout of The Imperial Guard presented to the museum by the London Branch of the RGJ Association
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