The Royal Engineers Museum in Kent

Royal Engineers Museum, Kent, England, announces Centenary plans

Posted on on 07 August 2013
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The Royal Engineers Museum, based in Kent, has announced its plans to mark the Centenary of the First World War.

Kent served as the main embarkation point for troops destined for Flanders and the Somme. Reflecting the role Kent played in the conflict, the Royal Engineers Museum will hold exhibitions focusing on recruitment during the early stages of the war and develop a programme to "engage local schools".

Montly lectures focusing on the First World War, a collections roadshow, and a weekend event exploring Kitchener's Army of 1914 will feature as part of the museum's Centenary plans.

Deputy Curator of the Royal Engineers Museum said: “The Centenary of the First World War is obviously of a massive importance to the Royal Engineers Museum as the Corps played such a vital role in the conflict, but the commemorations will also be of a wider importance to Kent which was in many ways the front line".

“Our hope is that by the end of the Centenary commemorations visitors to the museum and the wider public will have a better understanding of the First World War and the role the Royal Engineers and Kent had to play in it”.

Source: Culture24 website

Date of news publication: 06/08/2013

Images courtesy of the Royal Engineers website

Posted by: Daniel Barry, Centenary News