Remembering the First World War

Join us this autumn to commemorate the centenary of the end of the First World War

We are delighted to announce this short programme of events, tours and talks to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

We are grateful to our event partners Forces War Records, Pen & Sword Books, Seaforth Publishing and the Royal Naval Association for their support in putting this programme together.

HMS Caroline in Belfast, M.33 and 36 Hours: Jutland 16, the Battle That Won the War Exhibition, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Open daily. See our landmark exhibition in Portsmouth, 36 Hours: Jutland 16, the Battle That Won the War or visit Battle of Jutland veteran HMS Caroline in Belfast and Gallipoli monitor ship M.33 in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard.

Until 29 August 2018, Lamplight of Peace, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. Open daily. Part of the Battle’s Over Programme, the nationwide commemoration of the Centenary of the First World War Armistice. The Lamplight of Peace will be placed next to the 4 inch gun from HMS Lance, which fired the first shot of the war at sea. This is located in the glass corridor of the main Museum building. Presented in partnership with the Royal Naval Association.

Tour of Cobham Hall Reserve Collection at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, on Tuesday 4 September 2018 at 10.00am at the Fleet Air Arm Museum, Yeovilton – a WW1 themed tour of the special reserve collection, not normally available to the public, with our senior curator. To attend please rsvp to membership@nmrn.org.uk, cost of £12 per person payable on the day.

WW1 Book Talk supported by Pen & Sword Books: Sarah Quail ‘Portsmouth in the Great War’ and soon to be published ‘Struggle and Suffrage in Portsmouth’ in discussion on Friday 14 September 2018 at 11am at the café on board HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with refreshments available to purchase to support the Museum – please rsvp to membership@nmrn.org.uk

M.33 Tour – a very special tour led by NMRN Director of Heritage Matthew Sheldon on Thursday 20 September at 10 am at M.33, NMRN, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard of this unique Gallipoli survivor monitor ship. Numbers limited to 20 places and please be aware of the need to wear robust clothing and footwear. The tour will include areas difficult to reach with limited or no disabled access – to attend please rsvp to membership@nmrn.org.uk and we will notify if you are successful. Cost of £12 per person.

WW1 Book Talk supported by Pen & Sword Books: Quentin Falk ‘Mr Midshipman VC, The Short Accident-Prone Life of George Drewry, Gallipoli Hero’ and Peter Smith ‘The Battle-Cruiser HMS Renown 1916-48’ in lively discussion on Tuesday 25 September 2018 at 10.30am at the café on board HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with refreshments available to purchase to support the Museum – please rsvp to membership@nmrn.org.uk

Membership Drinks Reception and Exhibition Private View on Thursday 4 October 2018 at 6.00pm at the 36 Hours: Jutland 16, the Battle That Won the War Exhibition, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard. The event cost is £20 with refreshments provided – please rsvp to membership@nmrn.org.uk

WW1 Book Talk supported by Seaforth Publishing: Steve Dunn ‘Bayly’s War: The Battle for the Western Approaches in the First World War’ and Jim Ring ‘How the Navy Won the War’ in lively discussion on Friday 5 October 2018 at 10.30am at the café on board HMS Warrior, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, with refreshments available to purchase to support the Museum – please rsvp to membership@nmrn.org.uk

Forces War Records, the leading UK military genealogy specialist website joins forces with NMRN
To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, Forces War Records have created a special offer for NMRN members, with a 40% discount on new subscriptions. With more than 15 Million Commonwealth military records and military history experts, they are the starting point for UK military history research. They have not only transcribed millions of records but significantly enhanced the information they hold to help understand military acronyms and expand on what you might learn alone.

Forces War Records, the leading UK military genealogy specialist website joins forces with NMRN genealogical organisations potentially saving you hundreds of pounds every year

There is a unique discount code ‘NMRN40’ or please use the direct link:https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/subscribe?off=nmrm40

Details are as follows:

1.    Simply Register your details for free here –https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/register/
Why? By registering your details, you get the benefit of having an account created for you where all your searches and interesting information you have found can be saved for easy access later.
2.    Next visit –https://www.forces-war-records.co.uk/subscribe
3.    Select your subscription option.
4.    Enter your card details.
5.    Have your discount code NMRN40 ready and simply enter the code in the discount code box. (or please just the direct link supplied above)

The 40% discount applies to full year’s membership, or on 1st month only if monthly membership option is chosen.

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