Category Archives: Nottinghamshire Military History

Nottingham and the real life Game of thrones

by Michael Kirkby Walking up to the Castle from Castle Gate you pass a remarkable Georgian built town house with a red door that today is a restaurant called World Service. Built into the fabric that was once Newdigate House, … Continue reading

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The Last Redcoats of Nottingham

By Michael Kirkby Since the days of the English Civil War and the emergence of the New Model Army, the quintessential piece of kit for the British ‘Tommy’ was the redcoat. This garment was not merely a piece of clothing … Continue reading

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Albert Ball

by Frank E Earp  Next year, the 7th May will mark the 100th anniversary of the death of Albert Ball, or to give him his correct title and due honour Captain Albert Ball, VC. DSO & Two bars, of the … Continue reading

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The 2nd Battalion 59th (2nd Nottinghamshire) Foot: Nottingham’s lost battalion

By Michael Kirkby Home to the Sherwood Foresters Regiment, Nottinghamshire is one of the few counties in England that can boast of such a proud and varied military heritage. Prior to the formation of The Sherwood Foresters Regiment the main … Continue reading

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Three Nottinghamshire Men at The Battle of Waterloo

by Frank E Earp As I write these words, the Nation is about to celebrate the 200th anniversary of one of the most significant events in its history, ‘The Battle of Waterloo’. Waterloo is seen as one of those great … Continue reading

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Nottingham at Waterloo

by Michael Kirkby  Day break, 18th June 1815 the combined allied force under the command of Arthur Wellesley, the Duke of Wellington is just waking up from a sodden night of continual rainfall on the ridge of Mont St Jean … Continue reading

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The Soldier’s Poetry

by Joe Earp Below are five selected soldier’s poems from the Great War 1914-1918. The poems have been selected from the regimental archives of the Sherwood Foresters: BOMBING We buy a penny candle and light it in the tent. Old … Continue reading

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