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Tuesday Talk – The Formation of the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment 1959

Tuesday 8th October 2019 – 6pm

Cumbria’s Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle

Cumbria Museum of Military Life in Carlisle Castle Tuesday Talks series continues with a talk on the formation of The King’s Own Royal Border Regiment in 1959 to coincide with its formation on 1st October – the 60th anniversary.

The talk will be given by Stuart Eastwood, his final talk as Curator of the Military Museum. Stuart will draw on his extensive knowledge of the Regiment, using photographs held by the Museum, to illustrate the history of the local infantry regiment which has a strong connection to Cumbria. From its formation in 1959, Stuart will share the highs and lows of the Regiment up to and including its amalgamation into the Duke of Lancaster’s Regiment in 2006.

The Military Museum tells the stories of the King’s Own Royal Border Regiment, as well as The Border Regiment and its antecedent Regiments, and is located within Alma Block in Carlisle Castle. This talk will equally bring back memories for veterans of the Regiment and be of interest to those who enjoy both local and military history.

The talk starts at 6:00pm (doors open 5.30pm) in the Museum, Alma Block, The Castle, Carlisle.

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

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