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Author: Christine Pullen

An Evening at Winchester College’s War Cloister

Winchester College shares a profound historical link with The Royal Green Jackets, which is vividly exemplified within Winchester College’s War Cloister, erected shortly after the First World War. War Cloister features memorial tablets inscribed with the names of Wykehamists who made the ultimate sacrifice during the two World Wars—513 from WWI and 274 from WWII….

Major Ron Cassidy MBE

Major Ron Cassidy joined The Rifle Brigade in 1951 and was Regimental Sergeant Major of The Rifle Depot and 3rd Battalion, The Royal Green Jackets from 1968-71.  He was then commissioned, retiring from the Army in 1983, subsequently filling a number of administrative appointments at The Rifle Depot and at Regimental Headquarters in Winchester.  Major…

New Display at The RGJ (Rifles) Museum

Visitors to The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum can see the new display commemorating the life and service of  Field Marshal The Lord Bramall of Bushfield KG GCB OBE MC.  The completion of the  display follows the recent Service of Thanksgiving for the Field Marshal held at Winchester Cathedral on 27th April. Items on display…

Temporary Exhibition Opens

The temporary exhibition “Women and the Regiment – Military Lives of Victorian Wives” opened on 21st May in the Kincaid Gallery of The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum.  The exhibition features a dress worn by Barbara FitzHenry, the wife of William FitzHenry who served in the 60th Rifles in India. In 1853 Barbara moved to…

Donation from the Bloomsbury Rifles Lodge

On the 15th November The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum welcomed the the Secretary of the Bloomsbury Rifles Lodge, Ian Edmed, to the Museum.  Many members of the Lodge have connections to The Royal Green Jackets and the Regiment’s former units.  Ian presented  a cheque to the Museum in support of the care and display of…

Victor Gregg 1919-2021

Vic Gregg, Rifleman, Friend and a great supporter of the Museum sadly passed away on 12th October 2021 aged 101. He served with the Rifle Brigade from 1937-1943 and took part in the battle of Alamein during the Second World War.  He joined the Parachute Regiment and in 1944 he was captured during the Battle…

Major Percy Albert Robert Keevill MC & Bar

  On 22nd September 2021 the Curator welcomed Mr Robert Keevill and family for the presentation of the medals awarded to Major Percy Albert Robert Keevill, MC and Bar to the Museum.  The medals were accompanied by an in depth study on Major Keevill’s service with the 1st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps entitled “For…

The Museum Prepares for Reopening

After another period of lockdown the Museum staff and volunteers are looking forward to opening the doors and welcoming the public.  Following the Government Guidelines the Museum will be reopening to visitors on Monday 17th May.  The  new hours will be from 10am -4pm Monday to Saturday.  We look forward to seeing you. To celebrate…

Wednesday 15th July – The Museum Re -Opens after Covid-19 Lockdown

The Royal Green Jackets (Rifles) Museum opened it’s doors to visitors today for the first time in nearly four months following the Government’s announcement of the lockdown. After much preparation to introduce the new measures as recommended in Government Guidelines for Galleries and Museums, the Museum opened at 10am this morning .  The changes implemented…

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