2019 Annual Members' Meeting

Peace Celebrations, Indian Troops Marching Down Whitehall

'Peace Celebrations, Indian Troops Marching Down Whitehall' by Dora Meeson, 1919 (National Army Museum)

Tuesday 9th April 2019

SAHR's 2019 Annual Member's Meeting (which will include the Society's AGM) will take place on Tuesday 9 April at the National Army Museum, with a reception in the presence of the Society's patron, Field Marshal HRH The Duke of Kent.

The lecture will be delivered by Dr. Rory Muir, an expert on the Napoleonic Wars and particularly on the Duke of Wellington.  The second volume of his acclaimed biography of Wellington was awarded the Templer Medal in 2015. 

Dr. Muir will speak on 'The Duke of Wellington and the British Army', looking at the task Wellington faced, the methods he used to bring his army to its high state of efficiency during the Peninsular War, and his influence on the Army in the decades after Waterloo.  He will also consider Wellington's image as the archetypal British soldier, and his connections to the wider world of politics and diplomacy.

The programme for the day will be:

4pm Special tour - 'Highlights of the National Army Museum', for SAHR members and their guests.  Spaces are limited, and those who would like to join should email SAHR's Events Coordinator, Adam Storring.

5pm AGM

6pm Lecture - Rory Muir - 'The Duke of Wellington and the British Army'

7.30pm Awards Ceremony - Templer Medal, Research Grants, Essays Prizes.  (Those coming to the Awards Ceremony & Reception are asked to be in situ by 7.15pm).

8pm Reception

Members are welcome to attend any or all parts of the event, and may bring a guest without charge.  They are asked please to register via the booking system below.  Dress code for the occasion is jacket and tie (prefereably lounge suits) or equivalent.

The museum's café is open until 5pm, for members who arrive early to take tea or coffee.

For a report on the 2018 AGM, see here.


Booking is available to members, please sign-in to book. Non-members, please contact us if you are interested in this event and/or the The Society for Army Historical Research in general.

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