Arthur Cooper's Presentation Mug

Historical note: 

This mug was presented to Officer Cadet Arthur Cooper during his training at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge.

Category: 
Souvenirs and ephemera
Themes: 
Sport
Conflict: 
The Great War
Location: 
England
Story: 
Lieutenant Arthur Cooper
Production Date: 
Circa 1917
Engraved: 
N°2 . O. C. E Regatta Challenge Cup Won by A. Coy. (Queens Coll Cambridge) Bow. A. W. Cooper. Aug. 1917

On this day

On this day
17 February

1900 — Troops of the New South Wales Mounted Rifles formed part of major attack at PAARDEBERG, South Africa. This attack led to the surrender of GEN. Piet Cronje and 4000 of his troops. This was the last major action of the BOER WAR

1970 — 8 RAR and 1st Armoured Regiment were engaged in the Battle of LONG HAI, Vietnam. 8 RAR was awarded a Meritorious Unit Citation including Cross of Valour with Palm Unit Citation by the South Vietnamese Government for this action.