Don’t miss visting the Royal Logistic Corps Museum before it closes on October 31st 2019

For 25 years the Royal Logistic Corps Museum has had its home in Deepcut. Along with the closure of Princess Royal Barracks, the museum is heading for a new home at Worthy Down Barracks near Winchester.

The Museum will close to the public on October 31st 2019, after which its contents will be progressively transferred to its new home, which is expected to open in spring of 2021.

If you haven’t previously visited the museum in Deepcut now is a good time to go. Here are a few photos I took of the museum last week.

Join Lightwater Men’s Group outing to the Royal Logistic Corps Museum

Lightwater Men’s Group, formed in August 2017 and now flourishing organisation. The group, for men of Lightwater and surrounding villages, meets regularly for discussion, socialising, volunteering, and outings.

There’s an opportunity to join a party from the group at their outing to the Royal Logistics Corps Museum, Deepcut on Tuesday morning, 13th February. During the visit there’ll be a weapons demonstration, and afterwards a possible local lunch.

Men of all ages are welcome. You don’t have to be a member of the group to join the outing. It’s an opportunity to extend your social network, and potentially to get involved in local community activities.

Meet outside LIVE Office at 10.30 am, (next door to Carsons Estate Agents in the centre of Lightwater).

Phone 07713 469836 for more details, or email: lightwaterlog@yahoo.com

Museum Monday #2: Royal Logistic Corps Museum

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum in Deepcut will leave us in Surrey Heath within the next  three years, when it moves to Worthy Down near Winchester. You no doubt know the reason for this; Princess Royal Barracks is closing and will become home to 1200 new homes in an estate named Mindenhurst.

While the Museum remains with us it deserves our support. It has fascinating evening lectures that I’m happy to promote, because they’re really excellent. The Museum has an ever increasing online archive of photographic and personnel records.

They’e also a selection of second-hand military books that might be of interest.

Opening hours of the museum in Newfoundland Road, Deepcut, GU16 6RW are from 09.00 to 16.00 on Monday to Friday.

 

Reminder: RLC Museum evening lecture of a daring and dangerous military operation

This is a reminder of the Royal Logistic Corps Museum evening lecture on Thursday 19th this week.

Lt Col Ian Bayliss’ talk on the dangers posed by the enemy, and the multiple challenges faced in moving a 220 ton turbine for the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan through the incredibly dangerous Afghan province of Helmand. In August 2008, 16 Air Support Brigade planned and executed the transportation and protection, of seven electricity turbine components, in the Operation Eagle’s Summit conducted by ISAF, and the Afghan National Army.

We’ll be in the audience for this fascinating talk, and hope to see you there.

Herbert Sulzbach’s extraordinary life told by Ainslie Hepburn

An enrapt audience listened to Ainslie Hepburn’s talk, at the Royal Logistic Corps Museum, on the extraordinary life of Herbert Sulzbach 1894-1985, (select Google translate).

Herbert Sulzbach was a German Jew who served in the German Army during WW1 and was awarded the Iron Cross Second and First Class. During the 1930s he fled Nazi persecution and settled in England. In 1940 he volunteered for service in the British Army, becoming a Captain in The Pioneer Corps. He was in charge of several Prisoner of War camps, while serving at these camps he began his work actively promoting reconciliation between the two nations, for which he was made an OBE and received the European Cross of Peace.

In her talk, which you can watch below, Ainslie brings to life Sulzbach’s exploits and his contribution Anglo-German relations. Part of Sulzbach’s book With German Guns – Four years on the Western Front, is available on Google, and contains a Memoir by Terence Prittie, in which he ends with this, “Sir Bernard Braine said on Sulzbach’s 80th birthday,’We British and Germans owe more to Herbert Sulzbach than we can ever repay. He led the way in Anglo-German relations.”

Herbert Sulzbach’s medals, in the photo above, are, from the top left to right: Iron Cross 1st Class, Grand Cross of the Order of Merit, Cross of Merit 1st Class of the Order of Merit, Iron Cross 2nd Class, Soldiers Cross of Honour, Order of British Empire, Defence Medal, 1939-45 War Medal, and the European Cross of Peace.

RLC Museum evening lecture: Operation Eagle’s Summit – daring and dangerous

The Royal Logistic Corps Museum evening lecture, on Thursday 19th October, hosts Lt Col Ian Bayliss’ talk on the dangers posed by the enemy, and the multiple challenges faced in moving a 220 ton turbine for the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan through the incredibly dangerous Afghan province of Helmand.

In August 2008, 16 Air Support Brigade planned and executed the transportation and protection, of seven electricity turbine components, in the Operation Eagle’s Summit conducted by ISAF, and the Afghan National Army.

Sounds like a fascinating evening’s entertainment.