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WW1 Recruiting Leaflet at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
August 4th, 2017

Object of the Month: August 2017

This eye-catching leaflet, appealing for Cornishmen to join the Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry, was created in August 1914, at the start of the First World War. The leaflet gives details of the kind of roles available in the Regiment and their potential earnings: for example, a Quartermaster, who supervised stores and distributed supplies, could make 9 shillings a day

PIRA Mark.10 Mortar - Light Infantry Collection
July 21st, 2017

National Light Infantry Collection: The PIRA Mark.10 Mortar

By Paul Rundle. The mortar pictured and on display in the museum is the actual weapon seized by the 2nd Battalion Light Infantry (2LI) after the attack at Newtownhamilton in 1990.

Trembeth Research - Cornwall's Regimental Museum
July 21st, 2017

Research, Records & Archives: The Trembeth Brothers

By Deborah Vosper. Follow the story our museum archives tell of the Trembeth brothers from Bodmin, who answered the call during the First World War.

The Light Infantry and The Rifles Reunion in Shrewsbury
July 21st, 2017

The Light Infantry and The Rifles Reunion in Shrewsbury

By Sophie Hodge. This year, for the first time, Cornwall’s Regimental Museum headed up to Shrewsbury to the annual The Light Infantry and Rifles Reunion.

The regimental Depot of the DCLI, now housing Cornwall's Regimental Museum
July 21st, 2017

With a Little Help From Our Friends… By Mary Godwin, Museum Director

With major changes to the support we receive from the Ministry of Defence on the horizon, the museum team is planning for the future.

Light Infantry Collection at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
July 21st, 2017

Museum Collections: Latest News, By Verity Anthony

We’ve had a busy few months refreshing and changing the museum displays. Lots of mannequins have been manhandled, some objects have been safely stored away...

43rd (Wessex) Divisional Insignia from the former 5 DCLI Old Comrades Association at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
July 21st, 2017

Origins of the Wessex Wyvern: The Insignia of the 43rd (Wessex) Infantry Division

By Paul Rundle. 'By both symbolism and tradition, no Division could claim a more significant or a prouder sign.' Learn about the Wessex Wyvern and its links with 5/DCLI.

Work Experience - Cornwall's Regimental Museum
July 21st, 2017

My Work Experience at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum

Hello – I am Sarah Shepherd and I am currently on work experience at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum. Here are a few of the things I have been up to.

Object of the Month July - Steel Plate at Cornwall's Regimental Museum
July 6th, 2017

Object of the Month: July 2017

‘Steel Plate with Bullet hole’ On display in the Second World War gallery there is a small, square piece of metal,...

Object of the Month: June 2017. Jungle Survival Rations
June 5th, 2017

Object of the Month: June 2017

On display in the Light Infantry Collection at Cornwall’s Regimental Museum is a solitary bag of M&M’s.  You’d be excused...

Bodmin Town Museum
June 5th, 2017

Why we Love Bodmin

During this time of temporary upheaval in Bodmin, we think it’s important to remind ourselves of what makes Bodmin such...

Cornwalls Regimental Museum on the Road! A display of items (including a flag, red military jacket and a bugle) arranged in a wooden chest, surrounded by leaflets, in a white marquee.
May 26th, 2017

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum on the Road!

Cornwall’s Regimental Museum will be on the road over the coming weeks, and as well as our fantastic programme of events...