News & Opportunities

Here you will find all the latest news and opportunities from around the region and nationally. Just click on the 'show tags' button on the left under the calendar to filter the information to your requirements.

Security Review 'sharing day'

Accredited museums must obtain expert and objective security advice for collections at least every five years and plan to implement any recommendations.  We are interested to find out if there are museums in west Kent who are due a review of their security arrangements and would benefit from a 'sharing day' with a consultant security advisor to help meet the Accreditation requirement. Please contact joanna.low@brighton-hove.gov.uk to register your interest.

A tribute to Sir Christopher Wallace

Lt Gen (retd) Sir Christopher Wallace was commissioned into 2nd Green Jackets (Kings Royal Rifle Corps) in 1962.  In 1966 this Regiment was amalgamated into The Royal Green Jackets with whom Christopher Wallace served in the second and third battalions rising to command of the 3rd Battalion in Germany and Northern Ireland from 1983 to 1985.  His subsequent appointments included command of 7th Armoured Brigade,  Director of Public Relations (Army), GOC 3rd Armoured Division and Commandant of the Army Staff College, Camberley.

In 1994 he was selected to establish the Permanent Joint Headquarters (UK) at Northwood subsequently being appointed the UK's first Chief of Joint Operations.  He was knighted in 1997 in recognition of his service.  His Honorary appointments included Colonel Commandant of the Royal Green Jackets and Colonel Commandant of the Light Division.  He retired in 1999 taking up the post of Commandant of the Royal College of Defence Studies from January 2001 until January 2005.

An accomplished golfer and cricketer his principal passion was military history.  After a short spell on the Board of the Imperial War Museum he took on the role of Chairman of the Trustees of The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum a position he held for 16 years. His dedication to the role, diligence in researching, recording and displaying the heritage of The Royal Green Jackets culminated in the award winning and widely acclaimed exhibition ‘With The Rifles to Waterloo’ opened to coincide with the 200th anniversary of the Battled of Waterloo.

Sir Christopher Wallace died in hospital in Basingstoke on Thursday 7th January 2016, at the age of 73, after a gallant battle against a rare cancer condition.   

Honours and Awards

MBE (1977); OBE (1982); MID (NI 85); KBE (1997)

Bibliography

A Brief History of The King's Royal Rifle Corps 1755 - 1965, (2005)

Focus on Courage: the 59 Victoria Crosses of the Royal Green Jackets, (2006)

Rifles and Kukris: Delhi, 1857, (2007).