Kohima exhibition opening, 4 April 2014
At the Highlanders Museum, Fort George, Scotland

Highlanders Museum

The opening of a special exhibition at the Highlanders Museum was attended by Hugh and Anne Young at Fort George, Ardersier to mark the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Kohima. This is the battle at which the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders fought and where 96 Cameron Highlanders died.
The exhibition consists of two glass display cabinets containing medals, Japanese and British swords, a Japanese flag captured at the battle, medals, a photograph of General Sir Philip Christianson, a print of the famous Terrance Cuneo picture of the battle as well as other memorabilia. 
The exhibition was opened by Brigadier Nick Ridley OBE who was briefly an Cameron before becoming a Queen's Own Highlander for most of his military career.  He not only spoke of the battle and the part played in it by the Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders but highlighted the ongoing work of the Kohima Educational Trust. 
Other visitors included The Reverend Jim Munro and his wife from the Inverness Old High Church, and a large representation from the local press. 
Although the exhibition is small in relation to the large number of exhibits in the museum it is very well presented and will do much to further promote the work of the Trust.  While the exhibition continues KET leaflets will be available for visitors, and the documentary film KOHIMA: An Exploration of War, Memory and Gratitude will run continuously in the background.

A copy of the specially-produced portfolio Roll of Honour: Kohima 1944 is now on permanent display, and can be viewed at the museum at Fort George.

Lieutenant Colonel David Murray, Major Gordon Graham MC* and Private George Macdonald

KET, April 2014
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