Images and documents relating to service men and women serving in the Army in times of peace.
Photo taken on hartlepool promenade with volunteers in uniform and armed.
On back of photo: 6th company 4th DVA 1900. 2nd back row 4th from left Kit Measor (ex cosmopolitan hotel) went to Boer war. C. Measor, Cosmopolitan hotel, hartlepoolMore detail »
Thomas Butcher in uniform during his time on National Service - his beret is on at a remarkably rakish angle! He had always wanted to join the Royal Navy (as his two other brothers did), but ended up in the Home Guard during the war, staying on for National Service for a further two years (as a Gunner), to support his widowed mother.More detail »
Norman Henry (Harry) Wise (right), his brother Robert Wise (left), and Robert's girlfriend, standing in the back garden of their parent's house in Chatham Road, West Hartlepool, possibly in the late 1920s/early 30s.More detail »
Three postcard photographs sent home by Samuel Bolton while training with the Durham Light Infantry. Two were sent from Morecambe to his father in Belmont Gardens in 1908; the other was sent to his wife in Worcester Street from the Barry Buddon Training Camp, near Carnoustie, Dundee.More detail »
Private Percy Allen (right), with his army pal "Geordie" and a local youth, in Benghazi, 27th December, 1948. Private Allen, aged 19 when this photograph was taken, served with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (R.E.M.E.), attached to the Durham Light Infantry (D.L.I.), at this time.More detail »
Private Percy Allen (right), with army pal "Geordie" and their unit's mascot "Spike" in Benghazi, 1948. Private Allen served with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (R.E.M.E.), attached to the Durham Light Infantry (D.L.I.), at this time.More detail »