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Uniform worn at Battle of Trafalgar goes on display

Captain Quilliam's jacket features in new military history gallery

A uniform believed to have been worn at the Battle of Trafalgar has gone on display at the Manx Museum.

The Napoleonic era jacket belonged to Captain John Quilliam, who was First Lieutenant on the HMS Victory during the famous encounter.

It's one of the feature pieces of the new 'Mann at War' military history gallery, which was officially opened on Sunday, 4 November.

Social history curator Matthew Richardson says a lot has been learnt about the garment during the process of conserving and repairing it:

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