Last week my youngest daughter had a day off school (teacher training day) so I took her to the Royal Engineers Museum in Chatham. I've been here several times over the years but they have made a few changes since I was last here. The Museum has some new exhibits (a V2 Rocket for starters!) and currently has a special exhibition to coincide with the WWI centenary commemorations. I took a few photo's and here is a small selection of my favourites from the day.
|The concept of fake tanks was first employed in WW1|
|The 'Rorkes Drift' collection|
|My daughter gets to grips with Morse Code|
|German WWI Trench Mortar|
|A German Mauser Anti-Tank Rifle|
|An assortment of Trench items including wire cutters.|
|A sophisticated gas mask... not generally issued to all troops!|
|This army biscuit was so tough it was posted home and arrived undamaged|
|A selection of typical mines from the Western Desert|
|And the answer, electronic mine detection. A very dangerous job because the user cold only operate the equipment while standing up.|
|The V2 Rocket|
|The Unwilling Recruit - I must have the only child in the country that doesn't like dressing up!|
A great day out and an interesting museum well worth a visit if you are in the area.