About Us


Graham Bandy in Downton Abbey

Living Military History specialises in 20th Century British Military and Home Front History and has been providing services throughout the UK since 2006.

  • Living History Displays
  • School Workshops
  • Educational Talks
  • Military History Research
  • Film & TV Consultancy
  • Medical Military Specialists
  • Photo & Ephemera Identification
  • Reminiscence Therapy

Led by Captain Graham Bandy it provides a range of educational living history interpretations, talks, displays, research services and expertise to the educational, heritage, health and entertainment sectors.

Wherever possible we use original clothing and equipment. When not available we use historically accurate reproductions in order to provide the most authentic experience possible.

We are experts in military history and offer advice, expertise, research and dramatic reconstruction services for film, television and other media. 

Graham also gives entertaining and educational talks on a variety of subjects and has featured in a number of television productions including Downton Abbey and most recently as a medical military history expert for Instruments of Death on UKTV’s Yesterday Channel.

We undertake expert military and genealogical research for individuals and organisations.

As an Advanced Practitioner in older adult mental health Graham also conducts professional Reminiscence Therapy sessions using original and intriguing historical items.

Our enthusiasm for living history and large collection of exhibits ensures an interactive experience which both educates and entertains.

To find out more please visit our website at www.livingmilitaryhistory.co.uk


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Letter of thanks…


Oxfordshire Family History Day at Marlborough School 4th October 2014



We attended your day at the Marlborough School for the first time on Saturday and were very impressed with the organisation and helpfulness of the various stall holders.


We received some very useful information and pointers from the Oxfordshire records Office stand which will hopefully help in the search for information on my father’s family history and service in WW11.


However the best tip was from Malcolm Austen who told us we needed to speak to Graham Bandy on The Living Military History stand. This proved invaluable as Graham had a huge amount of information at his fingertips that was really helpful and gave us a much better insight into the war in Burma and the Far East where my father served. We spent nearly two hours talking and being given hints and tips and contacts where we can obtain further details and every minute was really appreciated.


It might be an advantage for future events to consider promoting Graham’s special interest in identifying and dating uniforms etc from old photos as we would certainly have been keen to bring some of our photos along for him to see.


We are very grateful to Graham and to your group for staging the event and will certainly try and attend future shows where possible.


Well done for a most interesting day.


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