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Portrait miniature of a British officer by Charles Jagger, c.1810 (© Bonhams)

The Society for Army Historical Research

The Society for Army Historical Research (SAHR) is a learned society, founded in 1921 to foster "interest in the history and traditions of British and Commonwealth armies, and to encourage research in these fields." It is one of the oldest societies of its kind. Past members include notable British Field Marshals Wavell, Auchinleck and Templer.

The Society's interests embrace army and regimental history, military antiquities and pictures, uniforms, badges and medals, arms and equipment and the history of land warfare in general. Campaigns, commanders and common soldiers are covered from the sixteenth century to the 1970s. The SAHR also fervently promotes enquiry into the political and social aspects of war and military service.

The main activity of the Society is the publication of a quarterly peer-reviewed scholarly Journal reflecting the members' interests and presenting the results of their own research. The Society also produces a number of special publications.

Welcome to SAHR's website! 

Please see below for information on an exciting slate of upcoming events and talks. In case you missed them, feel free to browse reports of our 2018 Templer Lecture and the 2019 Annual Members' Meeting. You can catch up on previous newsletters within the Publications section, where you will also find details of how to submit articles to our Journal or obtain copies of special editions. SAHR's annual Book Lists are also worth a browse. The Competitions section includes all relevant information on past and future Templer Book and Student Essay prizes. If you are thinking of applying for a University Research Grant or one of our new Independent Research Grants, please visit the Grants section to find out more.

Of course, if you are not yet a member, do consider joining to receive copies of our quarterly Journal as well as access to our events. Members are also now able to access over ninety years of digitized back issues of the Journal via JSTOR. More details are available on our Membership page.

Finally, if you need to get in touch, my details are available on our Contact Us page. Enjoy!

Ashley Truluck

Upcoming SAHR Events

2020 Annual Members' Meeting

Wednesday 22nd April 2020 - find out more

Click here to view all upcoming events.

SAHR News and Event Reports

‘Rogues with Rifles: The 5/60th Rifles in the Peninsular War’ by Robert Griffith

Thursday 6th February 2020 - find out more

Templer Lecture: Prof Helen Parr on 'Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper'

Thursday 14th November 2019 - find out more

SAHR Fiction Prize Winners announced

Saturday 26th October 2019 - find out more

SAHR pre-Christmas special offer

Monday 14th October 2019 - find out more

Click here to view all news and event reports.