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Tuesday Talk – Campaign medals of the Border Regiment

Tuesday 9 July 2019 – 6pm at Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle Tuesday Talks series continues with a talk on Campaign Medals of the Border Regiment.

Graham Roberts and Alec Graham, both volunteers at the Museum, will give an illustrated talk on the most significant medals awarded to the Border Regiment soldiers and officers.

Graham, a former serving soldier of the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment and Alec who has a degree in History and Politics, will focus on the most common medals to the rarest with some of the human stories behind them. The Border Regiment served all over the world including South Africa, the Far East and India as well as Northern Ireland, Afghanistan and the two world wars.

The talk starts at 6:00pm (doors open 5.30pm).

Tickets are £5 each (£6 on the door) and can be booked by calling the Museum on (01228) 532774 or email: [email protected] or online www.CumbriasMuseumofMilitaryLife.org.

Speakers’ Biographies

Graham Roberts: Graham has collected medals since he was 11 years old starting when his grandma handed him his Grandad’s World War 2 medal. Graham travels to collectors fairs and has developed an extensive knowledge through research.

Alec Graham: Alec has been interested in medals since he was a child, seeing his father’s medals in their box of issue. He is an avid medal collector and researcher.

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