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It is 20 years since the magazine’s launch at Stockport Arms Fair in January 1994 and, despite economic gloom and changing times, the militaria collecting scene hasn’t changed a great deal.

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Latest Issue

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
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