The Light Infantry regiment existed between 1968 and 2007 and many ex-servicemen from the regiment are still very much alive and kicking! Each year we host the annual reunion of the Cornwall Light Infantry Association and a large part of the second floor of the museum is dedicated to the heritage of the regiment.
In order to enrich our displays and increase understanding of the regiment, in 2017 we initiated a project to create a new exhibition about the Light Infantry and a digital video archive of memories. We were fortunate to receive funding from the Armed Forces Community Covenant and Museum Development South West to bring in expert film-makers and we interviewed over 20 ex-servicemen.
Hear the real life accounts of The Light Infantry, learn about ‘the brotherhood’, night watches, jungle tactics, rationing and how to bear the night watch and the mossies, amongst other fascinating insights into the regiment.
The main film is playing daily in the Light Infantry Room within the museum and we also have interactive sound booths for visitors to listen to a selection of short films which relate to the collections on display.