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Latest IssuePacked into the March/April 2014 issue of The Armourer
A Fair Day’s Work - Peter Duckers takes a look at who is selling what at arms and militaria fairs around the country.
An Illustrated Look at the British Army of August 1914 - The Infantry Regiments (Regular and
Reserve Battalions) – Part One By Ray Westlake.
Our Airborne Army and Its Cap Badges - By Goff Lumley.
A Voyage On Board History - By John Norris.
Medal Collecting with Peter Duckers - ‘He is not missing: he is here’: the Menin Gate at Ieper
Bayonet Fact File - No. 59 The Norwegian 1957 Conversion of the German S.84-98 for the US M1 Garand Rifl e. By R.D.C. Evans
Berlin’s Spandau Citadel & Artillery Museum By Roy Stevenson
Beautiful setting for grim reminders By Eric Wiseman
Learning to drive in the Army. John Fortnum reminisces over his time as a National Service driver.
A tribute to a fallen airman on a hill in West Sussex. By Ken Rimell
The Story Behind the Name. By Adrian Nisbett
The German Close Combat Clasp By Jamie Cross
Uniform of a British soldier – Normandy,June 1944. By Juliet Eden and Richard Williams
The Hunley: 150 years of inspiration and innovation. By Robert Charters
The Ottoman Imperial Navy. By Dr Chris Flaherty
Hidden Gems: The National Army Museum, London. By Richard Hollingdale
Soviet Specials - Part One By Terry Gander
Focus on the Waterloo Medal Naomi Wilson talks us through her choice lot that has come through the
doors of Fellows Auctioneers.
Great War soldier who hid in a wardrobe. By Ken Rimell
The Small World of Miniature Bayonets: By R.D.C. Evans
Plus a fair day’s work, ask the armourer, auctions, book reviews, European fairs, news & views, club contacts and arms fair diary