MCTC

by | Mar 15, 2024 | News

Chichester and District Branch were fortunate enough to have branch member, Lt. Col Mike Fielder, take time off work to visit and give a presentation to the branch on his role as Commandant of the Military Correction and Training Facility, Colchester. The presentation took an historical route from 1521, when the conduct of English soldiers were regulated by the Court of the High Constable and Earl Marshall, which later become the ‘Court of the Marshall’, and then in 1666 with the creation of the ‘Courts-martial’. Mike took this theme up to the present day with his work, which mainly, and where appropriate, is focussed on rehabilitation of those under detention rather than punishment. A documentary charting the day-to-day activities of Mike’s team at MCTC has been recently aired on My 5 called Court Martial Soldiers Behind Bars.

On Display – Rye Heritage Centre

On Display – Rye Heritage Centre

After the agreement of the Director's, a display of artefacts from the Regimental Collection were loaned to The Rye Heritage Centre. Due to Rye being a premier Cinque Port, the items selected were from the Cinque Ports Volunteers to keep to the theme of the Centre....

A very special wedding

A very special wedding

On route home from Bicester, after having its new hood fitted, General Hans-Jurgen von Arnim’s staff car made a slight detour to attend a very special event in Hampshire. On 8th July last year Miss Johanna von Arnim was married to Mr Alexander Welch in St. Paul’s...

Herstmonceux Castle – Temporary Closure

Herstmonceux Castle and grounds are currently closed as of November 2023 due to structural issues requiring immediate attention. it is clear that these will take 12 to 18 months to remedy. If you go to the "Herstmonceux Castle" website you will find more detailed...