Remembrance Art Installation

Magnificent Mini Medals

This year's Remembrance Art installation has been inspired by the Museum's medal collection, which reflect the stories of courage, bravery and comradeship told in the Museum. Over 500 medals have been created by individuals and community groups across the UK, including members of Basingstoke and District Young Carers, 1st Chandlers Ford Beavers, 5th Winchester Beavers and Cubs, 12th Winchester Scouts, 1st Horndean Beavers and 1st Honiton Cubs, Beavers and Scouts. Below are examples of some of the medals that will be displayed around the Museum.

 

10:00 am – 4:30 pm

The medals will be displayed alongside somewhere in the region of 4,000 knitted and crocheted poppies which were created last year for our Remembrance project.

 

Alongside these will be 30 pieces of poetry which have been created by individuals from across the UK and further afield. These works of poetry have been inspired by the Museum's stories of courage, bravery and comradeship, ranging from the Royal Engineer Balloon section, to the Royal Flying Corps of the First World War, the Glider Pilot Regiment of World War Two, and to the modern Army Air Corps. A selection of these poems have been compiled into a poetry anthology which will be available to view on our Outreach page of our website.

Don't miss seeing this moving Remembrance display. Why not also pay your respects at our Memorial? Just a short stroll from the museum our Memorial commemorates more than 5,000 that have died in the service of British Army flying from early pioneers to modern Army Air Corps. Its circular design is reminiscent of a tumulus, commonly found in the Hampshire countryside which offers a quiet place to reflect on the bravery of Army aviators past and present.