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Royal Regiment of Artillery

Royal Regiment of Artillery

Started 26/5/1716, 302 years ago

Better known as the Royal Artillery. By royal warrant of King George I, two companies, each 100 men strong were raised at Woolwich. It now comprises twelve regiments, plus four regiments of the Roy...

Group, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW1, War Memorial WW2

3 memorials

Augustine of Canterbury

Augustine of Canterbury

Died 26/5/605, 1,413 years ago

Christianity had already taken root in Britain but it only came under Catholic control with the arrival of the first official Christian missionary to England, sent by Pope Gregory the Great.  Wikip...

Person, Religion, Italy

1 memorial

Dunkirk Evacuation

Dunkirk Evacuation

Started 26/5/1940, 78 years ago

In May 1940, British, French and Belgian troops were cut off on the French coast by German forces and faced death or capture. A hastily assembled fleet of 850 'little ships', code-named 'Operation ...

Event, Armed Forces, War Memorial WW2

3 memorials

Regina Fong

Regina Fong

Born 26/5/1945, 73 years ago

Cabaret artiste, the stage name of Reginald Sutherland Bundy. Best known for his drag (although he disliked the term) persona H.I.H. (Her Imperial Highness) Regina Fong. He first developed his act ...

Person, Theatre

1 memorial

Edward W. Godwin

Edward W. Godwin

Born 26/5/1833, 185 years ago

Architect-designer. Born Edward William Godwin in Bristol and moved to London about 1862. Widowed in 1865 he had an affair 1868-74 with Ellen Terry, married to, but separated from, G. F. Watts at t...

Person, Architecture

1 memorial

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