The Call In The Cavalry exhibition at the National Army Museum will look at the history of the 19th-century hussars, which have since amalgamated into the three units we have today: the King's Royal Hussars, Queen's Royal Hussars and Light Dragoons.
The original British regiments shared a lot of heritage with their 17th-century counterparts in Hungary -- even adopting many of their traditions. Their fast horses and flamboyant uniforms earned them nicknames like The Shiny Tenth and The Old Saucy Seventh.
> Craig’s review of National Army Museum – “If there's one thing Britain is good at then it's fighting wars. Every country is good at something: for the Americans it's playing that girls game rounders (sorry, I mean baseball). For us it's winning wars. I think the reason we're so amazing at it is because we've been practising, practising, practising for a thousand years. That's why we have so many military muse… continued”
Wartime Posters — The Art of Persuasion – 6 Apr to 24 Nov 2019 – An exhibition of posters by the wartime artist Abram Games during his time as Official War Poster Artist in World War II.
70 years of the WRAC — Rise of the Lionesses – 28 Jun to 20 Oct 2019 – An exhibition exploring the role of women serving in the military since the WRAC's formation 70 years ago
D-Day Dance at the National Army Museum – 22 Jun 2019 – Jive your way back to the 1940s with this Second World War-themed D-Day dance at the National Army Museum
Slavery, Culture & Collecting – 15 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2019 – This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britain's oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Feliks Topolski — Drawing Debden – 1 Oct 2018 to 28 Jun 2019 – The Bank of England Museum will be putting on an exhibition of work by Feliks Topolski about the Debden printing works.
Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – 19 Oct 2018 to 30 Jun 2019 – Wildlife Photographer of the Year returns to the Natural History Museum with this exhibition of the top 100 photos.
Victorian surgery at the Old Operating Theatre – Sat and Sun – A demonstration about Victorian surgery inside the original 19th-century Operating Theatre at St Thomas's Hospital.
Here are some more free events in London if you want a cheap day out
If you enjoy National Army Museum then you might like to visit Guards’ Museum (walk it in 28 mins or catch the tube from Sloane Square to St Jamess Park) and Imperial War Museum (catch the train from Sloane Square to Lambeth North)
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