Group photo after our vist to Brooklands Museum 2018. Picture by Mike Gardiner.
To celebrate our 30th anniversary, the site has taken on a new responsive look. This gives a better experience when viewed on wide screen monitors and mobile devices. Our pages contain a lot of large images and are best viewed on a PC using the Google Chrome browser.
When viewing a submenu the main menu bar has been removed. To return to the main menu click the "Home" link or our icon (the Museum Building) at the top of the page. This is to allow us to add more items to the submenus and to give a better user experience when viewing on smaller screens.
|Paul's New Book: Secret Aldershot|
|Paul Vickers has published a book on Secret Aldershot. Copies can be purchased from the Museum and other book sellers.|
|Please check out our Books Page for details.|
|Heritage Opens Days|
Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th September
The Friends will be putting on two events in September for Heritage Open Days. The themes are: Airmen and aviators in the Aldershot Military Cemetery and Barrack life in Aldershot through the ages.
|Please see our Events Page for details.|
|The Rushmoor Roll of Honour - Third Edition|
|The Third edition adds ten more names to the Roll. Making a total of 681 names.|
|Please check out our Projects Page for details.|
|Dean's New Book: Hampshire's Military Heritage|
|Dean Hollands has published a book on Hampshire's Military Heritage. Copies can be purchased from the Museum and other book sellers.|
|Please check out our Books Page for details.|
|Garrison Herald (018) - The Horses Swimming Pond|
|The unedited version Garrison Herald article for February 2018/March 2018 is now available on our website.|
|Click the image for details.|
|More FAMM Talks|
|Roger Deason will be giving a talk in September on Horse racing in Aldershot 1856 – 1927. Roger is a member of the Friends of Aldershot Military Museum and is currently finishing work on the history of the pubs and breweries of Aldershot. He is probably better known for his work on Aldershot in World War One.
Jamie Ingram will be giving a talk in October on the use of historic graffiti as evidence for religious activity in the past. Jamie is one of the part time curators at the Aldershot Military Museum. He is also a doctoral student at the University of Southampton specialising in Medieval (1100 to 1500) English Pilgrimage and the associated informal religious practices.
|Details can be found on our Events Page.|
|Memorial to Alan and Smudge|
|Memorial pages for both Alan Grover and Harold “Smudge” Smith have been added. They were both long serving members of the Friends that have sadly passed away.|
|Details can be found on our Memorial Page.|
|Annual Excursion - Wednesday 23rd May 2018|
|See pictures from our visted to Brooklands Museum on the Events Page.|
|FAMM Talks for 2018|
|The September FAMM Talk will be about "Horse racing in Aldershot 1856 – 1927", presented by Roger Deason. Roger is a member of the Friends of Aldershot Military Museum and is currently finishing work on the history of the pubs and breweries of Aldershot. He is probably better known for his work on Aldershot in World War One.|
|Details can be found on our events page, along with the other talks for 2018.|
|FAMM and the Edge Project|
|The Friends of the Aldershot Military Museum are pleased to be the heritage partner for the Edge Project Aldershot in their latest venture, “War Town”.|
|See the Projects Page for details.|
|The Alfred Maurice Toye VC Memorial|
|More details of Maurice Toye and his medal-winning actions have been added.|
|See the Members Page for details.|
|Gerry Walters has stepped down from his position as Chairman. This is unfortunate for the Committtee and the Friends and we thank him very much for all his hard work and dedication as Chairman during this very difficult period with all the ongoing changes taking place at the Museum. Thankfully for us all, he stays a member and will continue as our first port of call in the "DIY Department."|
|In the meantime, Dean Hollands, our Vice Chairman has agreed to be "Acting Chairman" until the November Annual General Meeting. Likewise John Fitzpatrick has stepped up from the ranks of Friends, to be "Acting Vice Chairman."|
|Our new Heritage Project Officer as you know is Paul Vickers, and he is significantly involved in developing the Heritage Trails with other groups in and around Aldershot. Paul is working on the content of the Information Panels that will be sited along the various routes. He is seeking support from any Friends who would be interested in helping him, by contributing their specialist military knowledge. Please let him know if you are interested, and he will let you know the details of what he needs.|
|See our Heritage Trails page for more details.|
|Project Operation Helping Hand|
|On Wednesday 21 st February, Dean our Project Manager met with Nick Suffolk who is the
Hampshire Culture Trust Coordinator for this Project. During the meeting Dean handed
over the material collected by the Friends about the vehicles, guns and Montgomery’s
Barn so that the proposed improvements can be made.
Nick was delighted with the work undertaken by the Friends and asked that his thanks be passed to all concerned for a job well done, and one which could not have been achieved within the time scales needed without the Friends help and support. Besides the use by the Museum of this information, it will also be uploaded to our Website for you to see.
The Committee would like to thank everyone who helped with the Project and offer a special thanks to Don Macnaughton for the significant contribution he made in making the Project such a success.
|Our Projects page will be updated soon with the information.|
|RAPTC Museum Website|
|As I also volunteer at the Royal Army Physical Training Corps Museum, I thought that you might be interested in the museum new web site that has been launched today (5th January 2018).|
|Click the image to view the web page.|