CELEBRATE this year’s Armed Forces Day at Peninsula Barracks, Winchester, with exciting activities and displays for all ages as part of On Parade, an event from the city’s military museums. The event, on June 18, will feature a host of military vehicles, living history re-enactors, face-painting and paintballing – all set in this wonderful, historical venue. Free entry to all six military museums begins from 1100 and the on-site Café Peninsula will be open to serve refreshments. More Information.
For much of Jane Austen’s adult life, Britain was at war with France or America. Soldiers in their red coats were a familiar sight in southern England. Jane’s brother Henry served in the Militia, and all her novels feature military characters. The exhibition looks at life in the British Army between the 1780s and 1815, providing the context for characters such as Wickham, Captain Tilney and Colonel Brandon.
A temporary exhibition will be held at Winchester Military Museums from the 26th June 2017 to 10th September 2017. For full details, please follow the link.