Our Stories

Since the time our story started in 1794, we have been witness to many interesting characters and intriguing events, while at the same time playing a key role in many pivotal moments in British military history. In this section of the website we share the fascinating stories of just a small selection of these people and events. These stories are also available to see on the touchscreens in our museum. If you have a story that you think we should add, please get in touch with our curator.

The Canadian
General Jean-Victor Allard
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The Cricketer
Lord Harris, colonel of the regiment and famous Kent and MCC cricketer
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The Duellist
Finch Hatton, who challenged the Duke of Wellington to a duel in Battersea Park
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The Hidden Music
The band who hid their instruments from the Gestapo in 1940
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The Home Front
Life in Kent during World War Two
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