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Old 03-04-19, 09:28 PM
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Default Somerset Light Infantry Museum - Captain Simmon Latutin GC

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Are any Forum members frequenters of, or planning a trip to, the Somerset Light Infantry Museum in Taunton (or whatever form it currently takes)?

I would be interested to learn if they have any ephemera - postcards, booklets - for sale chronicling the late Captain Simmon Latutin GC and his posthumous award of the George Cross (held by the museum) whilst seconded from the Somerset Light Infantry to the Somalia Gendarmerie in 1944.

If anyone in that area can help I would be most grateful.

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Old 04-04-19, 09:33 AM
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I will have a look for you. The Museum is part of the Somerset Museum in the castle in Taunton and does not have a shop of it's own so there is not much military things for sale.

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I was there a month ago and Alan is right, there is not much in the gift shop. They did have one book on the SLI but I don't remember seeing much else. Colin
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I cannot really help - but did come across this (which I am sure you have already seen).
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Old 04-04-19, 04:59 PM
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Graham

I will have a look for you. The Museum is part of the Somerset Museum in the castle in Taunton and does not have a shop of it's own so there is not much military things for sale.

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Thank you Alan, greatly appreciated, I look forward to hearing from you

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I was there a month ago and Alan is right, there is not much in the gift shop. They did have one book on the SLI but I don't remember seeing much else. Colin
Thank you Colin, yes, the "regimental museum" - along with too many regiments - is becoming a thing from the past .

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I cannot really help - but did come across this (which I am sure you have already seen).
Thank you Wooffy, I hadn't actually seen this so it is a great help as it covers the period I am interested in. I only came across this affair by chance last night browsing for information on the Somalia Gendarmerie and found a much longer article covering Captain Latutin's life in a journal on JSTOR, with so far the only photograph of an officer wearing the SG cap badge, and decided to investigate further.

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....probably the clearest image I've found on the web
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Plastic dinosaurs, keyrings and a nice line in ecological toys but nothing related to your man in the shop I am afraid.
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Plastic dinosaurs, keyrings and a nice line in ecological toys but nothing related to your man in the shop I am afraid.
Thank you very much Alan, I greatly appreciate the time you've given to look into this for me. I'll get in touch with the museum over the Summer and, if they have any reference material, plan a trip there next year.

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....probably the clearest image I've found on the web
Thank you, that's the one, I'll try to track down the copyright owner as I'd like to get a close-up of his badge, and perhaps use the photo when I re-display my BMA Police collection.

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