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A silver bugle from the Manchester Regiment.

This silver bugle was originally a gift from The Manchester Regiment to its affiliated ship, HMS Manchester, and is engraved: ‘The Gift of the Manchester Regiment 1938’.  

HMS Manchester was scuttled in 1942. As the ship’s silver was returned to the Admiralty prior to active service this bugle was saved, and returned to the Regiment in 1948.

The last HMS Manchester was a stretched Type 42 destroyer, launched on 24 November 1980 and decommissioned on 24th February 2011. Her ship’s crest consists of a globe sprinkled with bees (representing Manchester’s industry) and giving her the nickname ‘The Busy Bee’, within a border of Fleur de Lys, signifying her affiliation to the Manchester Regiment.

The ship has the Freedom of Manchester and the Ship’s Motto is Sapere Aude.  This is a Latin phrase which translates as ‘Dare to be Wise’.