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