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9th/12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s)
 Anew large temporary display case has been installed in the gallery which means the museum can now show themed dis- plays for short lengths of time. The case was funded with gener- ous support from the Army Museum Ogilby Trust and Museum Development East Midlands. So far there has been a display to mark the bicentenary of the creation of the first lancer regiments in the British Army, and a display commemorating the Regi- ment’s service in Bosnia in the early 1990s. This year sees the 70th anniversary of India’s independence and the government has announced a year-long programme of events to celebrate the UK’s cultural ties with India. The museum is planning a display on the service of both the 9th Lancers and the 12th Lancers in India. Including their roles during the Indian Mutiny in which both regiments served.
In autumn 2016 the museum participated in an international project to commemorate all servicemen and women who lost their lives in 1916. This involved hosting a digital display of nearly 600,000 names of soldiers from twelve nations. The dis- play was also hosted by museums and schools in Canada and Europe.
At present we are working closely with Derby Museum’s edu- cation team to devise and introduce a schools session based on Florence Nightingale’s work during the Crimean War which will be aimed at primary school children in and around Derby. We are fortunate to have in the collections a handwritten letter from Florence to the wife of a 12th Lancer who was one of her patients.
The museum has acquired a number of items this year including a small leather bound writing case used by Colonel Frederick Henry Allhusen CMG DSO. He had a distinguished military ca- reer serving with the 9th Lancers during the Boer War where he was mentioned in Lord Methuen’s despatch at Magersfontein on 15th February 1900 `for good work on the Maxim’. Major All- husen went on to serve with distinction with the Lovat Scouts during the First World War in Gallipoli.
The museum also received a silver hallmarked cigarette case with the 12th Lancers badge engraved in the top left hand cor- ner. Inside are the initials HNB (Horace Nathaniel Bainbridge). Harry served in the 12th Lancers in the 1930s and went on to serve with the Parachute Regiment during the Second World War. He was awarded the Military Medal and was killed in ac- tion on 3rd February 1943.
Please remember to visit the Regimental Museum if you are in town. Entrance free! The museum’s website is My email address is angela@
Angela Tarnowski, Museum Curator
Colonel F H Allhusen CMG DSO 9th Lancers
  New temporary display case

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