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Trevor Jones of the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot from 'Unseen Waterloo' the Conflict revisited, by Sam Faulkner.
Posted on May 8, 2018

Volunteer Profile | Trevor Jones

Trevor Jones of the 32nd Cornwall Regiment of Foot, interviewed by Sophie Hodge. Image from ‘Unseen Waterloo’ the Conflict revisited, by...

Research Project Update, The Trench Bodmin - Major Hammans
Posted on April 10, 2018

Research Project Update | The Trench Bodmin

Research Project Update, by Deborah Vosper.  Researching for The Trench Bodmin is always interesting and often produces some fascinating information...

Posted on April 9, 2018

Gallery: Animals and the DCLI

If you missed the buzz, we recently had a very lovely (but uninvited!) feline visitor to the museum. We have...

Posted on April 4, 2018

Notes From the Archives: Special Order of the Day

By Martyn Horton, Light Infantry Archivist. Fifty years ago, the four-remaining county light infantry regiments amalgamated to form one regiment, the Light Infantry. While I was delving into the photographic archive I came across the special order of the day, written General Sir Geoffrey Musson, to commemorate the historic event.

Huntley & Palmers WWI hardtack biscuit
Posted on January 17, 2018

Object of The Month: January 2018

Object of The Month: January 2018 – Dietary Regulations / Hard Tack Biscuit If, like many of us, you’ve decided...

Matthew O'Connor, Duke of Cornwall's Light infantry during WW2. Far right
Posted on January 8, 2018

Remembering Matthew O’Connor, DCLI

Remembering Matthew O’Connor, by his daughter, Polly Dymock. (Pictured above: Matthew O’Connor, far right)   Matthew Miles O’Connor was born...

Cornwall's Regimental Museum inside The Keep behind new build houses on the old Parade Ground - 2018
Posted on January 8, 2018

At The Heart of The Community

by Museum Director, Mary Godwin.  One of the key aims of our museum is to be at the heart of the community. The barracks has played a huge part in the life of the town over the past 150 years but our building is now the only one remaining that the public can visit.