The Naval and Military Interest Group covers the conflicts of the 19th and 20th centuries – from the Crimean War to the First World War – and the men and women who served in them. In many cases the NMIG can help you find out more about those who served. As our knowledge improves, our interests are expanding to cover a longer time period and to cover various auxiliary services. We tend to focus on the countries of the British Empire and Commonwealth, but not exclusively.
Membership of the Group costs $16 for an AIGS member, and for that fee you will receive copies of our monthly News Magazine by e-mail or post, and have the opportunity to attend our monthly meetings February-December. Non-members of the Institute may join the Naval and Military Interest Group for an annual fee of $35, and you will receive benefits identical to those of a member of the AIGS.
Our meetings are a mixture of information, show-and-tell, attempts to answer questions and solve puzzles, and a good deal of general barrack-room chit-chat. Our program for 2013 will cover a whole variety of topics, including a selection from the following:
The India Army, and the British Army in India;
The Eureka Rebellion;
Decoys in the Second World War;
Famous Cavalry Charges;
Pioneer Battalions in the First World War;
The Royal Navy in the Crimean War;
The Commissariat and the Army Service Corps;
The Russian Intervention of 1918-1920;
First World War Medals;
Abbreviations on Personnel Records;
The East African Campaign in the First World War.