Metcalfe Military History
Welcome to my website dedicated to military history, with a focus on the British Army around the Great War period.
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Site Launch 1st July 2020 – Please do bear with me for the first few months as I get the site up and running. It may mean quite a few changes to the way it looks and works, but I hope to find a good balance in the end!
As my previous uniform post had such a great reception (Victorian Stable Jacket – 3rd Dragoon Guards), I thought it time I do another! Since my last post, I’ve discovered another Victorian tunic, this time to the Royal Marine Light Infantry (RMLI). Although named and dated, the tunic has proved much harder to research thanContinue reading “Victorian Tunic – Royal Marine Light Infantry”
Hunting through archives and historical records, I often get distracted by things which I had no intention of looking for. One such document I recently stumbled across had the very underwhelming title of “Defence of Communication Trenches”, written by Major H F Whinney and dated to July 1915. Lt Col Harold Fife Whinney D.S.O. O.B.E.Continue reading “Shooting Round Corners Great War Style – Defence of Communication Trenches”
From time to time, I come across some incredible pieces of military uniform and equipment. This stunning and incredibly rare Victorian Sergeant Major’s stable jacket (of the 3rd Dragoon Guards) is one of them. The jacket first came to my attention whilst browsing a local auction room catalogue for a new desk. Bundled in withContinue reading “Victorian Stable Jacket – 3rd Dragoon Guards”