MHM highlights the benefits of becoming a member of military history societies.
AMERICAN CIVIL WAR SOCIETY LTD
If you would like more information on the society, or want to put the uniform on and have a go, get in touch via phone or email, or keep up to date with them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr, and YouTube. Just look for ACWSUK.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: Membership of a long-standing experienced re-enactment society. Comprehensive training in drill of the period, with health and safety paramount. The opportunity to enjoy the great outdoors with a new hobby, with new friends you will make for life.
COST OF MEMBERSHIP: Per annum:- Single – £25, Couple/Single-parent family – £35, Family – £45
PHONE: 01254 706457
INDIAN MILITARY HISTORICAL SOCIETY
The IMHS act as a forum for the dissemination of knowledge of uniforms, medals, badges, buttons, and other militaria, as well as the history of Service units in India before and after Independence. These include: Royal Navy, British Army, and Royal Air Force units that served in India; Units of the Honourable East India Company’s Army and Marine prior to 1861; The Indian Army subsequent to 1861, including the European Volunteer Corps; The Royal Indian Marine and the Royal Indian Navy; The Army of Nepal and those of the Princely States; the present day Armed Services of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh, including Frontier Corps, Para Military, and Police units.
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: A quarterly journal of roughly 52 pages. Once the web site has been completed and back issues of all journals placed on line, members will have exclusive access to the previous five years’ journals.
COST OF MEMBERSHIP: £15 per annum, including delivery by air mail to international addresses
FORCES POSTAL HISTORY SOCIETY
Membership is currently £20 per year (£15 for electronic version only). For that they publish a quarterly illustrated (some in colour) journal, packed with articles of original research, topical news items, members’ queries, and book reviews, together with a newsletter. Regular postal auctions are held and they operate a packet scheme. They also have an extensive library. Meetings are held monthly in London at the Union Jack Club (Waterloo), usually on the second Saturday of each month (except August).
MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: Quarterly journal and newsletter, postal auctions, library (UK members only), circulating packet (UK members only)
COST OF MEMBERSHIP: £20 per annum (UK) (overseas – please enquire), £15 electronic only
To see this feature as it appeared in issue 54 of Military History Monthly, click here.