MHS Special Publication 2016.


Mike Hibberd, illustrations from Gary Gibbs.

A comprehensive account of the battalion uniform identification signs in use or as adopted by British Divisions in 1917. Based on years of research and supported by 10 pages of colour photographs (95 badges) from the collection held by the Imperial War Museum.

Still available, the 2015 special publication:
First World War Flashes and Badges.
Alan Jeffreys and Gary Gibbs.
Colour illustrations of all flashes and badges for which information is available.

Now available.

Bulletin 267, February 2017.
Includes an illustrated overview of British Army Officers' lace uniform trimmings 1820-1914, no comprehensive study of which has yet been published. Other articles feature an account of the exploits of Colonel and Lady Muter at Meerut during the Indian Mutiny, and a piece on the North Irish TA Band. Also included are our regular feature, "Badge Notes" and a wide selection of book reviews in the "Book Notes" section.

See under Publications for more details and to purchase both of the above special numbers, and to see our back catalogue of previous publications.


Aldershot Militaria Society and The Military Historical Society

List of winners.

Military Historical Society winners.

1st, Duke of York’s Cup and gold medal:
Clive Elderton with Raj-era tea planters and the Auxilliary Force (India) and the Simur Valley Light Horse.

2nd, Weston Cup and silver medal:
Tony Ford with RAF Insignia.

3rd, Peninsula Cup and bronze medal:
Tim Withey with Trade, Proficiency and Skill at Arms badges.

John Atkin Cup for a first-time exhibitor:

Barry Renfrew with uniform and artefacts of the East India Company

Aldershot Militaria Society winners.

Best In Show.

Neil Rosomon with The Somme.


1st, Arthur Farley with men who fought at Jutland.

2nd, John Nicholson.

3rd, Phil Evans.

Uniforms and Equipment.
1st, Derek Tompkins.

General Category.
Colin Doy with Horse furniture.



Aldershot Militaria Society and The Military Historical Society

Farnham Maltings

Sunday 1 October 2017


A date for your diaries!

The 2016 event offered some remarkably good exhibits, requiring some particularly difficult judgement calls from the judges. There was a good attendance by traders and business was brisk on a day that provided a good "buzz". If you missed this one, make sure you support the show next year. Better still, book your place to exhibit your current obsession and share it with a bunch of friendly fellow enthusiasts.

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Committee meetings 2017.
Saturday 11th March, 10.30 a.m. at the Guards Museum, Birdcage Walk, London.

Saturday 9th September, 10.00 a.m., venue to be confirmed.

AGM 2017.
Saturday 9th September, 11.30 a.m., venue to be confirmed.


The Cheshire Military Museum.

The Castle, Chester, CH1 2DN
Saturday 4th and Thursday 9th March 2017 at 14.00.
is offering a lecture on
British Military Operations in the African Campaign of the Great War
by Mr. Robert Gladding
Covers the British conquest of German East Africa on the slopes of Kilimanjaro between 1914 and 1917,
the Senussi Campaign in North Africa and the Sudan 1915 - 1917,
and the Guerilla warfare conflicts in German East Africa.

The speaker is author of AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN: The African Campaigns of World War One (Austin Macauley Publishers, 2016)

The cost of entry is £4 which includes entry to the Museum, lecture and refreshments.

Civil Service Club, Great Scotland Yard, SW1A 2HJ
(a couple of minutes' walk from Embankment and Charing Cross Stations)

Saturday 29 April 2017, 10.30 am to 5.30 pm.

A Seminar on
The Boer War 1899-1902.
Speakers are:
Dr Rodney Atwood “How the Royal Artillery Saved Sir Redvers Buller”,
Professor Ian Beckett "Reputations: The Public, Military Failure and Success in South Africa", and
Mr Meurig Jones “The Royal Artillery Mounted Rifles”

Includes a display of period uniforms and equipment by The Diehard Company living history group and a wargames demonstration of “Saving the Guns at Colenso”.

Tickets are £15 each and obtainable from 20 Priory Road, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 7QN.  
Please make cheques payable to “The Victorian Military Society”.
If you wish to pay via email using a credit or debit card, please contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details of how to do this.

The price includes tea or coffee on arrival.
Hot and cold lunches and bar snacks will be available at the Club but are not included in the ticket price.