Military ancestry roadshow
Do you have medals, uniforms, photos, war records or other ephemera from your family’s military past? Our panel of experts will be on hand to help you identify them, guide you to further sources of information and reveal what these items say about your relatives’ military history. The panel will consist of military experts, Andy Robertshaw, Laurence Spring, Duncan Sutton, Mark Kahn and Steve Roberts.
No valuations will be given.
Andy Robertshaw is the Director of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum, an Honorary Lecturer at University College London and a consultant to the Belgian Association for World War Archaeology. He recently acted as the military consultant on Steven Spielberg’s film, War Horse.
Laurence Spring is a Heritage Assistant at the Surrey History Centre (SHC) and specialises in military history, having worked on the indexing of Surrey History Centre’s regimental recruitment registers. He has published books on the English Civil and Napoleonic Wars and is currently researching temporary war hospitals in England during the Great War.
Duncan Sutton also works at the Surrey History Centre and specialises in 18th and early 19th century British military and naval history. He has a particular interest in the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment’s prisoners of war during the Great War.
Mark Kahn now works as an independent writer, researcher and military historian following a military career. He has a special interest in the field of ordnance and the technical aspects of 20th and 21st century military affairs. He is a member of the Durand group which specialises in investigating military subterranean features of the Great War.
Steve Roberts has a Masters Degree in First World War Studies and now specialises in researching the lives of individual servicemen. He has co-authored a number of books on the First World War and been involved in numerous television projects. He is a member of the International Guild of Battlefield Guides and is the current chair of “No Man’s Land”, a multinational archaeology group specialising in Western Front battlefields.
Admission is free. Suitable for an audience of 12 years and over.
Surrey History Centre
130 Goldsworth Road
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