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Who Was He? Researching a Medal Group

The Museum’s extensive archive collection is always a point of interest for our visitors, especially those interested in researching their own family history. As our research service reopens following our extensive redevelopment project, read on to learn about Rod’s journey through the archive to uncover the service history of Military Medal recipient, Sergeant Robert Hynch. […]

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‘The Thin Red Line’: The 93rd Sutherland Highlanders at Balaklava

The 93rd Sutherland Highlanders became immortalised as ‘the Thin Red Line’ after facing down the Russian cavalry at the Battle of Balaklava on October 1854. War correspondent William Russell described them in his despatch to The Times as ‘that thin red streak tipped with a line of steel.’ Read on to find out more about the role

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Six VCs Before Breakfast? The 93rd in India, 16th November 1857

The Indian Mutiny, also known as the Indian Uprising or First War of Independence, was a major event in the history of both the 93rd Sutherland Highlanders and Britain more widely. India lay at the heart of the British Empire, and events there were felt throughout the British establishment and commerce. A common misconception is that

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