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Information

Do you have any experiences with military vehicles?

Were you in the Army using these vehicles, or perhaps worked on them as a mechanic?

We are working with the Museum to overhaul and revitalise the information boards for their vehicles collection, to make them more informative and attractive to visitors of all ages.

See our 2017 Project page for more details.


Dean Hollands, from the Friends, will head the first project meeting to discuss the Vehicle Information Boards. Everyone is welcome to come a long. See the events page for details.


Events Friends of the Aldershot Military Museum AGM
Date Correction:
The FAMM AGM is on the 15th November 2017. This is a correction to the date originally published on the events page.

AHT Maps Aldershot Barrack Finder: 1855 - 1976
Barrack Finder now extends forward from WWII to 1976. With added detail for the years 1901 through to 1903. Details of the updates can be found here.

Click the image to go to Barrack Finder.

garrison.014 Garrison Herald (014) - Creating the Classic Camp: the 1890s rebuilding.
The unedited version Garrison Herald article for June 2017/July 2017 is now available on our website.

Click the image for details.

Statue Wellington Statue Information Boards
If you have recently visited the Wellington Statue you will have noticed that the Friends Information Boards are missing!

After time, the Information Boards around the Wellington Statue, commissioned by the Friends, have suffered from the weather. The wooden frames had rotted and there was a build-up of grime behind the Perspex sheets. The signs were in danger of collapsing.

In September 2017, the boards were repositioned on the metal railings around the statue.

Unfortunately, the fixings weren’t strong enough to hold the boards. However, the Friends have rescued the boards, and they are now in a safe place. We have plans to make the fixtures more permanent.

 

Book2 Aldershot Military Heritage
New book release: Aldershot Military Heritage by Paul H. Vickers. This is a available to pre-order on Amazon and is released on 15 July 2017.

See the books page for more details.

 

Book2 Gale & Polden
Our book list has been updated with information on a new book: The Story of Gale & Polden 1866-1981 by David Strong.

See the Books page for more details.
 

Book2 Guns & Drums
Some new pictures from Guns & Drums have been added; provided by Paul Vickers. The Guns & Drums page has moved from "Events" section to the "Museum" section.

See Guns & Drums page for more details.
 

Battle of Passchendaele
The 100 years’ anniversary of the start of the Battle of Passchendaele (more correctly known as the 3rd Ypres) is on the 31st July 2017. Paul Vickers has written an article on Aldershot and Passchendaele which can be viewed here.


Audio Audio History
Paul Vickers, local Historian and Vice Chairman of the Friends, talks on Eagle Radio about the origins of Aldershot camp and how this has changed through the years. The recordings were made in 2014 as part of Eagle Radio’s Centenary: From Front Line to Peace Time programs.

Click the image to go to Audio History.

AHT Maps Aldershot Heritage Trails - Interactive Maps
Update: New look maps

A set of interactive maps showing the Aldershot Heritage Trails is available. The main map allows you to drill down into each trail. On each trail you can move your mouse over each location to get a description of that location. For the zones, you can click on the zone to get details of what can be found in that zone. Where trails overlap, you can click to get to that trail. At present we haven’t put up any photographs on the maps, partly due to copyright restricts and party due to that fact that we want you to actual visit the trails.

Note: These interactive maps are best viewed on a computer-PC. Also note that the numbering of the points on the trails are only for reference; you may join the trail at any point.
Click the image to view the maps.

Christmas Museum Historic Recruiting Posters
The old posters in the museum have been replaced with new copies of the orignals. Paid for by a brequest from the late Peter Jenner.
Click the image for details.

Christmas Aldershot Heritage Trails
Aldershot has a wealth of rich military and civilian history, and to celebrate this, we are proposing to create five heritage trails across the town which will highlight the historic buildings and monuments that can be found in the area.
Click the image for details.

Book Aldershot History Tour
New book release: Aldershot History Tour by Paul H. Vickers. See the books page for more details.
 

Donations & Membership

You can make a donation by clicking the Donate button below which will take you to PayPal. You don’t need to have a PayPal account to do this as all major credit and debit cards are also accepted. You can now pay for your membership via PayPal. See the Join us page for more details. Thank you.