This news is themed towards what happens that a visitor may not think about as they visit the Royal Anglian Regiment Museum (RARM). Probably not the most glamorous part of museum work, but it is important that we protect and safeguard the objects donated to the museum for generations to come.
This month we were lucky enough to have been donated some original documents from Brian Copping. These documents include letters from places such as Regimental Headquarters in Bury St. Edmunds and Burford camp, and span 1964 – 65.
As a 2nd Lt, Brian was recommended for Queen’s Commendation in April 1965 for his reaction to an incident while at Platoon Headquarters in Sheikh Othman Police Station in March of that year.
Brian now lives in Australia and has kindly donated this archival material to the museum along with some medals which make a very interesting lot of his personal history with the Royal Anglian Regiment.
Here is a glimpse of some of the documents that he has donated: