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Captain Graham Bandy is a popular speaker, appearing regularly at local history, genealogy and U3A groups around the South of England. 

He not only presents an informative and entertaining talk, he also provides a fascinating display of associated artefacts and ephemera.

His most popular talks are listed below with more coming soon. If you would like a specific subject, please let us know and Captain Bandy will be more than happy to oblige.

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GETTING TO KNOW YOUR MILITARY ANCESTORS THROUGH PHOTOGRAPHS AND MEMORABILIA

When researching your family history, one of the first questions you may have is “With which Regiment did my ancestor serve?” and sometimes the only clue is a battered old wartime photograph, a medal or a few pages from an old pay-book.

This fascinating talk will provide you with some of the skills needed to study your old photographs and memorabilia in order to unlock the information they contain.

Illustrated by a wide selection of military images and artefacts, this talk will take you through the basics of identifying uniforms, medals, regiments and rank accompanied by hints and tips for your own follow-up research.

Bring along some of your own photographs for the question and answer session. You never know what you may learn!

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RESEARCHING YOUR MILITARY ANCESTOR

An informative introduction for anyone wishing to begin researching their Army ancestors.

A beginner's guide to the sources of information available, this brief over-view will introduce researchers to the variety and scope of information available at the National Archives such as: WW1 and Boer War service or pension papers, medal entitlements and war diaries.

He will also outline other sources of information which may be used such as pay books and discharge documents and will give advice on how to locate service papers for more recent years.

Military History for all ages
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ORIGINS OF THE BOER WAR FOR FAMILY HISTORIANS

Military historian, Captain Graham Bandy presents an informative introduction for anyone wishing to begin researching their Army ancestors.

A beginner’s guide to the sources of information available, this brief over-view will introduce researchers to the variety and scope of information available at the National Archives such as: WW1 and Boer War service or pension papers, medal entitlements and war diaries.

He will also outline other sources of information which may be used such as pay books and discharge documents and will give advice on how to locate service papers for more recent years.

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YOUR COUNTRY NEEDS YOU! FROM KITCHENER’S VOLUNTEERS TO CONSCRIPTION IN THE GREAT WAR

"Your Country Needs You! Kitchener's Volunteers to Conscription in The Great War" provides a fascinating overview of what happened when your ancestor enlisted. Captain Bandy guides you through the process of volunteering, the Pals Battalions, The Territorial Forces,  the Derby Badge Scheme for deferred enlistment after attestation right through to conscription from January 1916. The talk gives an insight into the relevant ages, height and health requirements for enlisting during various stages of the war. Illustrated with photographs, records,artefacts and other ephemera this talk looks at the processes and business of enlistment from medicals, initial training, pay & family allowances, rules and regulations and much more.

 

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THE HISTORY OF MILITARY MEDICINE FROM CRIMEA TO THE 20TH CENTURY

This overview of British Medical Military History provides a fascinating insight into the developments in the medical practices and treatments available to the British Armed Forces - illustrated with a wide variety of original artifacts and documents. The talk covers everyday issues such as military medicals at enlistment, medical personnel and the various regiments and looks at major medical developments from early amputations to plastic surgery and advances in the treatment of cholera, influenza and TB.
This talk can be tailored to suit your needs and specific periods of interest.  

 

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