Our Stories

Since the time our story started in 1794, we have been witness to many interesting characters and intriguing events, while at the same time playing a key role in many pivotal moments in British military history. In this section of the website we share the fascinating stories of just a small selection of these people and events. These stories are also available to see on the touchscreens in our museum. If you have a story that you think we should add, please get in touch with our curator.

The Artist
Harry Payne - 19th century soldier and artist
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The Ironmonger
Pat Dyas - WW2 tank commander and then head of Robert Dyas Ltd
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The Schoolboy Stow-away
Brian Osborne - stowaway on a troopship and fought at Gallipoli, aged 15
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Our history from 1794-1830
History of the era and the Kent Yeomanry
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Noball the Desert Fox
Heroine of the WW2 desert battles, and our museum's mascot
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