For it's Tommy this, an' Tommy that, an' 'Chuck him out, the brute!' But it's 'Saviour of 'is country' when the guns begin to shoot
- Tommy by Rudyard Kipling
The Victorian Military Society (VMS) was founded in 1974, by the late John Crouch RIBA, to foster interest in the military aspects of the Victorian period. This was later extended to include the campaigns of the early part of the twentieth centry. The dates of study are 1837 to 1914.
The society is principally concerned with the forces of the British Empire and its adversaries, but does not exclude other armies. Research is encouraged and the results of this, together with items of interest are published in our quarterly journal, Soldiers of the Queen. In addition, matters of immediate interest are circulated in our newsletter, the Soldier's Small Book.