On 29th October, the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of El Alamein was marked by a special presentation and exhibition in the Court House Ballroom organised by the Warwickshire Yeomanry Museum and the Fusilier Museum.
Unlocking Warwick contributed a display featuring the two Warwick men who died in the battle, Cyril Hall and Dennis Lloyd, and the Warwick War Memorial Project that researched the stories behind the names on the memorial of all the local men, and one woman, who died in both World Wars.
The instigator of the project, Christine Shaw, had prepared an on-screen presentation about the research conducted at the County Record Office over the past four years, and she displayed a copy of The County of Warwickshire Roll of Honour, known as The Black Book, which has the service details of The Fallen from the county.
There was a presentation to veterans, relatives and VIPs about the tank battle, with some artefacts on show, including weaponry and military vehicles, and visitors could take part in a war game with model armies.
The Fusilier Museum commemorating the Royal Warwickshire Regiment is due to move from St. Johns to Pageant House next to the Court House at the end of the year.