Kohima 80

The Keep Military Museum in Dorchester will be hosting a special evening on Monday 13th May 2024 to commemorate the 80th Anniversary of the Battle of Kohima. The evening will begin with a drinks reception at The Keep in Dorchester, where guests will be free to explore the museum collection. Guests will also have the opportunity to view some of the weapons and equipment used by troops during the Burma Campaign and Battle of Kohima in 1944. The evening will culminate with a special talk on the 2nd Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment at Kohima, hosted by author and military historian Christopher Jary.

Places for this event will be strictly limited, so all tickets are sold on a first come, first served basis. All proceeds from the evening will go to support The Keep Military Museum, a registered charity devoted to the military history of the counties of Devon and Dorset.

The evening will take place at The Keep Military Museum, Barrack Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1RN. Free parking is available on-site. The drinks reception will start at 19:00, but the museum will be open to ticket holders from 18:00.


Christopher Jary

Christopher Jary has written twelve books, including one about RAF Bomber Command and eight about the Hampshire, Devonshire and Dorsetshire Regiments.  His 231 Malta Brigade Trilogy tells the story of the 2nd Devons, 1st Hampshires and 1st Dorsets in Malta, Sicily & Italy, and on D-Day.  His latest book tells the story of 130 Brigade (the 7th Hampshires and 4th and 5th Dorsets) from Normandy to Bremen.


Purchasing Your Ticket

The ticket price is £15 per person and includes the following:

  • Expert talk on the Dorsetshire Regiment at the Battle of Kohima
  • Admission to The Keep Military Museum
  • Up close look and feel of weapons and equipment used
  • Complimentary drinks

Keep Friends and current museum volunteers enjoy a 10% discount on the ticket price.

To book your ticket, click here to visit our online shop.  Alternatively, tickets can be purchased from the museum front desk. We have limited availability for the evening, so tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis.

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