Chateau Hougoumont was the key point securing the right flank of the ridgeline on which Wellington chose to take up his defensive position and give battle to Napoleon on 18 June 1815.
This revolver was found in no-mans land and used in the action during which Sgt William (Bill) Gregg won his VC at Bucquoy, France on 8 May 1918.
September 25th 2014 marks the 70th anniversary of the death of Lieutenant Mike Sinclair, KRRC, who was killed attempting to escape from Colditz Castle. The object is the DSO he was awarded posthumously in recognition of his continual attempts to do his duty as an Officer and a Rifleman by escaping and returning to fight…
This object is one of the oldest and most valued items on display in the Museum. It is a powder-horn that once belonged to Lieutenant John Longsdon. The carvings, which were completed in 1757, show the layout of Fort Edward in New York State.
This splendid silver snuff box on display in the Museum dates back to the period 1868, and shows four iconic items of particular significance to the 60th Rifles, The King’s Royal Rifle Corps, as the Regiment was titled at the time.