Events for Saturday 25th June 2016
On This Day in History
Birth of General Sir Francis Reginald Wingate25th June 1861
Reginald Wingate was an eminent Scottish soldier-statesman who contributed much to the development of the Sudan and Egypt during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1884, Wingate joined the expeditionary force to relieve Khartoum, which arrived two days too late, General Gordon having been murdered. As Kitchener’s Military Intelligence Officer, Wingate was instrumental in assisting Kitchener to recover Sudan from Dervish domination. As Governor-General of the Sudan, Wingate’s enlightened administration brought unprecedented political, social and economic prosperity to the Sudanese people. In the First World War, Wingate played a leading role in organising the Arab Revolt against the Turks, although it was his subordinate, T E Lawrence (of Arabia) who received the acclaim.
Further ReadingWingate Pasha
(Hardback - 320 pages)
by R. J. M. Pugh
Wingate Pasha is the first biography of an eminent Scottish soldier-statesman who contributed much to the development of the Sudan and Egypt during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It tells the story of a man from an impoverished background with a rudimentary education who nonetheless mastered several foreign… Read more...Only £25.00 at Pen & Sword Books.
This Day's Events
Armed Forces DayStarts: Sat 25th June
Ends: Sat 25th June
Tel: 020 7807 0970
National, National S70 2AS
Celebration in NationalOn Saturday 25 June this year, people across the nation will be holding local celebrations to say “Thank You” to members of the Armed Forces community – including current personnel, Reserves, veterans, cadets and families – for their contribution to the nation.
Tankfest 2016Starts: Sat 25th June
Ends: Sun 26th June
Price: Standard Adult Day Ticket £23.00
Tel: 01929 405096
The Tank Museum , Bovington BH20 6JG
Exhibition in BovingtonTANKFEST RETURNS TO THE TANK MUSEUM...
...bringing the story of tanks, tank crew and soldiers to life...
Join us for the world's biggest and best live display of historic armour, living history, and much more at the Home of the Tank.
Following the sell-out 2015 TANKFEST, we strongly advise buying tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.