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,…

Recent Aquisition now on display in The Kincaid Gallery

A recent addition to the Museum’s art collection has now gone on display in The Kincaid Gallery.  The oil portrait of Nicholas Colthurst Travers (1787-1871) was purchased with the assistance of The Art Fund, the V & A Purchase Grant Fund and an anonymous donation in memory of Lieutenant Paul Mervis, who served with The…

Unveiling of the Woolley Victoria Cross display

On Thursday 7th April 2016, the unveiling of a new display at The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum took place. The focus of the display is the Victoria Cross and medal group to Second Lieutenant G H Woolley, who was the first Territorial soldier to be awarded the VC during the First World War.

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