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Are you interested in British military history, specifically the ‘Little Wars’ of the Victorian and Edwardian eras?

Do you enjoy wargaming and reenacting the campaigns of the nineteenth century, such as the Indian Mutiny, the Zulu, Afghan and Boer Wars, and conflicts in Egypt and the Sudan?

Are you an avid collector of medals and militaria, or intrigued by local and family histories of this period?

Have you served in the armed forces and would like to know more about your regiment’s history?

Or are you a professional historian, student or academic who would like to contribute to our research?

Then join a growing network of enthusiasts and receive our members-only benefits:


  • A print subscription to our quarterly journal, Soldiers of the Queen, with the latest research and insights into this fascinating aspect of our past, along with access to our digital archive* of every issue since 1975.

  • Exclusive information about forthcoming VMS publications, and invitations to our society events and seminars. Recent speakers have included Dr Rodney Atwood, Professor Ian Beckett, Brigadier Allan Mallinson, and Dr. Andrew Winrow.

"Current members can request access by getting in touch today.

Click the VMS logo below to buy your annual membership. The annual cost is just £25.00 for those in the UK or £30.00** overseas (including postage).

Secure payment is via PayPal or credit/debit card. Existing members can also renew via the same method. "*£32.00 for members in Australia, New Zealand and Singapore due to higher postage costs,