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Can You Help? Searching for Veterans of the WW2 Burma Campaign


North West Film Archive and Channel 4 are working together to track down soldiers who appear in fascinating archive footage shot in India and Burma during WW2. If you are a veteran, a member of their family or a friend – we want to hear from you! 


Calling Blighty is a series of short films made between 1944 and 1946.  Servicemen and women who were battling in horrendous conditions against the Japanese were filmed sending personal messages home to their family and friends. Once finished, the films were shipped to Britain where the soldiers’ friends and relatives were invited to their local cinema to watch them on the big screen. The films were designed to provide a much needed boost to morale for soldiers and their families back home, many of whom hadn’t seen each other for years.


Of the nearly 400 reels originally shot, only a small number survive – of these, 25 feature service men and women from the North West – nearly 600 people in total.   


Now North West Film Archive has launched a project which aims to find the featured veterans, their comrades, families and friends.  It will bring them together to share their stories and, 70 years on, watch the films again.


Please go to www.nwfa.mmu.ac.uk/blighty/index.php and search for any WW2 Burma Campaign veterans you know. If you find someone you recognise, please contact NWFA and help to reconnect the people to the films.  Email blighty@mmu.ac.uk or phone Marion Hewitt on 0161 247 3097.


A documentary about Calling Blighty and the Burma Campaign is being made for broadcast on Channel 4 early in 2016.




6VCs before breakfast is a new exhibition to commemorate 100 years since the Lancashire Fusiliers landed on the beaches of the Gallipoli peninsula. See all six Victoria Crosses for the first time ever on display in this new exhibition as well as discover the stories behind the medal winners. 


All 6VCs will be featured in the exhibition until Sunday 17th May 2015. For this period the museum will be open Monday to Sunday only.


Weekday opening is 10am until 5pm. Weekend opening is 10am until 4pm. Normal admission prices apply.


The main exhibition will run until summer 2016 




NOW OPEN - The Quartermaster's Store - a new exhibition and learning space to display more of our growing collection. Like many of the original stores, The Fusilier Museum’s Quartermaster’s Store includes uniform, artefacts, personal items and previously unseen material relating to the Lancashire Fusiliers and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, dating back over 300 years.   


NEW - The Minden Suite - a new state-of-the-art conference and events space which is ideal for conferences, meetings, dinners, product launches, small exhibitions and weddings. 


Piece Makers - a new and unique exhibition which explores the themes of soldier recovery and rehabilitation. 


The Fusilier Museum is home to the collections of the XX Lancashire Fusiliers and the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.  Together they record over 300 years of history and heritage of the people who served in the regiments. Come face to face with the heroes of the past!


The museum tells the story of the 20th Regiment of Foot and the Lancashire Fusiliers from 1688 to 1968, when they became part of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.  The museum continues the story for the whole Regiment up to the present day.


The Fusilier Museum in Lancashire has a long history of its own.  Originally it was housed in the Training Depot at Wellington Barracks and was used to inspire and motivate troops.  In 1934 it opened its doors to the public and enlarged with private collections, personal souvenirs and a wide range of historic material.  Now the museum has grown and developed again in the new town centre location which used to be known as the Arts and Crafts Centre.  


The Fusilier Museum is a registered charity - 1115452


Take a walk through our new virtual tour of the Minden Suite