The newly appointed Museum Curator is Joe Hill. After studying for a BA in History from the University of Hull, he decided to follow an interest in military history and become a Curator. He completed his MA at Kingston University in August 2014, after a year of volunteering at the Royal Engineers Museum in his spare time. His interest in military history comes from his Grandfather, who was a Commando wounded on Omaha Beach during D-Day. Outside of work, he is a keen traveller and a cricketer in the summer.
The Royal Anglian Regiment Museum was opened in June 1996 by Martin Bell OBE, the BBC journalist who, as a National Serviceman, served in The Suffolk Regiment, one of the regiments which amalgamated to form the Royal Anglian Regiment.
The Museum was constructed with money raised from an appeal to serving and former members of the Regiment, the general public and businesses and local authorities from the ten counties of the Regimental area.
The Museum Trustees gratefully acknowledge all those who so generously supported this initial appeal; the names of the principal donors are displayed in the Museum. They also thank all those who have donated to the Museum since its opening and whose generous contributions have enabled significant enhancements to be added to the displays.
The Trustees wish to thank Alix Baker FRSA AFAS for her kind permission to use her pictures to illustrate the history of the Regiment and the Imperial War Museum for its kind permission to use its photographs of the museum’s interior.
They also wish to thank Rod Leonard, who has most generously sponsored the site and Robert Plumb who designed and maintained the Museum's original website.
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