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Special Operations Executive

22 July 2022

Noor Inayat Khan, defiantly refused to give in to the beatings of her jailer. The SS men’s uniforms were usually pressed to perfection and as black as death, the skulls on their caps shining tauntingly....

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CMSM Digital Archive is Now Live!

29 June 2022

Since the beginning of March 2022, the Combined Military Services Museum embarked on its first ever journey into the digitisation of Special Forces and Special Operations Executive artefacts. With 3D scanning as the main forefront,...

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Armed Forces Day

25 June 2022

Today, 25 June, is Armed Forces Day. This day takes place in the UK on the last Saturday each June. It is a way of saying thank you and showing the nation’s support to all...

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Tea Time Talks – Andrew Chatterton

19 June 2022

If you missed the latest episode of Tea Time Talks you can watch the youtube recording below. Andrew Chatterton, author of Britain's Secret Defences talks about the highly secret, highly trained and ruthless groups of...

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Anne Frank and her Diary

12 June 2022

On this day 80 years ago, Anne Frank was given a diary as a present for her 13th birthday. Within it she wrote one of the most important and emotive first-hand accounts of the Holocaust....

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10th Essex Regiment Living History Day

29 April 2022

This bank holiday Monday (2nd May), Combined Military Services Museum welcomes members of the 10th Essex regiment, a reenactment regiment who will be putting in a World War 1 living history day. Throughout the day...

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Tea Time Talks – Eric Lee

25 April 2022

If you missed the latest episode of Tea Time Talks you can watch the youtube recording below. In June 1944, Britain's Special Operations Executive (SOE) was tasked with coming up with a plan to kill...

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New 3D Scanning project at the CMSM

12 April 2022

We recently received funding from the Gerry Holdsworth Special Forces Trust to embark on a long-term exciting project to scan and make 3D renders of our Special Forces and SOE collection of artefacts. Richard Wooldridge,...

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Tea Time Talks – Dr George Bearfield

11 April 2022

If you missed the latest episode of Tea Time Talks you can watch the youtube recording below. This year it is the 80th year anniversary of Operation Anthropoid, the plot to assassinate Reinhard Heydrich. In...

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Tea Time Talks – Dr Kate Vigurs

1 February 2022

If you missed the latest episode of Tea Time Talks you can watch the youtube recording below. Dr Vigurs provides a unique insight in to the Special Operations Executive (SOE) with a focus on the...

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