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 Members' Meeting was held 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 was 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 spoke 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 was as follows:

4pm Special tour - 'Highlights of the National Army Museum', for SAHR members and their guests.

5pm AGM

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

7.30pm Awards Ceremony - Templer Medal, Research Grants, Essays Prizes

8pm Reception

Members are welcome to attend any or all parts of the AMM, and may bring a guest without charge. Dress code for the occasion is jacket and tie (preferably lounge suits) or equivalent.

For a report on the 2019 AMM, see here. Details of the 2020 AMM will be announced in due course.