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On 24th June 2021 we were delighted to welcome York’s full Civic Party, representatives from the military and local business community for the unveiling of the portraits of former Commanders of Northern Command at Tower House. 

The Lord Mayor of York Chris Cullwick was on hand to return the portraits to their spiritual home Tower House – as were senior Army officers, including Lieutenant Colonel Jamie Balfour, CO of 2 Signals Regiment.

The project to return the portraits has involved the York Garrison, York Civic Trust as well as the Kohima Museum. It was also supported by four students from the University of York, who researched the history of the officers and Tower House. A report on their findings can be found below:

Northern Command – research project – York Civic Trust

The portraits and supporting information boards will now be rehoused and displayed in their new permanent home in the entrance hall of Tower House.

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