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Stepping Back 200 Years

  Riflemen from the past have been on parade in Winchester to commemorate Salamanca Day – The Rifles regimental birthday named after the Peninsular War battle of 1812. The 2nd Battalion 95th Rifles re-enactors were on duty at The Royal Green Jackets Museum.  Visitors stepped back in time, with staff also wearing regency costume, and…

Waterloo Diorama Touchscreen

  Ever wanted to find out more about the Waterloo Diorama in The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum? There is now a new touchscreen in the Waterloo Gallery at the Museum where you can learn more about the action, historical characters and other items of interest portrayed on the model. The touchscreen highlights points of…

“On Parade” Sunday 24 June 2018

  Winchester’s Military Quarter celebrated Armed Forces Day last Sunday with military music, vehicles and displays at Peninsula Barracks in the glorious sunshine. This year, to commemorate the end of the First World War, re-enactors displayed uniform and kit of the period alongside modern vehicles and equipment. For those who wished to find out more…

Medal Group of Major Tom Bird, Rifle Brigade

Major Tom Bird was the anti tank company commander in 2nd Battalion The Rifle Brigade (2RB) in 1942 during the North African desert campaign; he was awarded a DSO for his gallantry and leadership in the famous Snipe action at Kidney Ridge on 26/27 October during which the CO 2 RB, Lt Col Vic Turner,…

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