2019 Annual Members' Meeting

Tuesday 9th April 2019

SAHR's 2019 Annual Members' Meeting took place on 9 April at the National Army Museum in Chelsea, London, enjoying a record attendance. The evening began with a guided tour of the museum followed by our Annual General Meeting. Afterwards, Dr. Rory Muir, a renowned expert on the Napoleonic Wars and particularly on the Duke of Wellington, delivered a brilliant lecture surveying the Iron Duke's life. The evening continued with the presentation of the Templer Medal and the Best First Book Prize by the Society's patron, Field Marshal HRH The Duke of Kent. This year's student essay and research grant winners were also recognized. The event concluded with a convivial wine reception.

The results for the SAHR Templer Medal were as follows:
Winner: Prof Helen Parr with Our Boys: The Story of a Paratrooper (Allen Lane/Penguin)
Runner-up (Second Place): Prof Douglas Delaney with The Imperial Army Project: Britain and the Land Forces of the Dominions and India, 1902-1945 (OUP)
Commended (Third Place): Prof Ian Beckett with A British Profession of Arms: The Politics of Command in the Late Victorian Army (Oklahoma UP)

The results for the SAHR Templer Best First Book Prize were as follows:
Winner: Dr Aimée Fox with Learning to Fight: Military Innovation and Change in the British Army 1914-18 (CUP)
Runner-up (Second Place): Lieut-Gen Sir Cedric Delves with Across an Angry Sea: The SAS in the Falklands War (Hurst)
Commended (Third Place): Col Dr Alison Hine with Refilling Haig’s Armies: The Replacement of British Infantry Casualties on the Western Front (Helion)

The results of the Student Essay Prize were as follows:
First Prize: Zeb Micic (Dulwich School) with 'The Victoria Cross: Its formation and evolution'
Runner-up: Adam Down (homeschooled) with 'The Scots Greys at the Battle of Waterloo'
First Prize: Jake Gasson (King’s College, London) with 'Learning Lessons? Fifth Army Tank Operations, 1916-1917'
Runner-up: Benjamin Sharkey (University of Birmingham) with 'What was the role of British military costume in creating a visual empire?'

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