14th Dec 2009
Our picture shows volunteer and ex- Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment Major Mike Smith who cooked and made not just the fantastic buffet food, but also a special Christmas cake. In the background of the picture is Manager/Curator and also ex-Duke of Edinburgh Regiment, Colonel Michael Cornwell who is about to cut the cake.
10th Dec 2009
Four hundred and fifty soldiers were on parade, plus members of the British Legion and the Wiltshire and Royal Berkshire Regiments (Old Comrades). Captain Harry Parker, who was severely wounded in Afghanistan this year presented a painting to the City.
Mayors from Wilton, Amesbury, Warminster and Wootton Bassett attended the proceedings and shops in the city took down their Christmas trees for the day and replaced them with flags.
Our photograph shows members of the battalion on parade in the Market Square prior to an inspection by the Mayor of Salisbury, Bobbie Chettleborough.
2nd Dec 2009
30th Nov 2009
Our photograph was taken on the day with the family proudly holding the medal.
12th Nov 2009
Our image shows Michael Cornwell (Manager/Curator) raising the flag after the two minute silence.
26th Oct 2009
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18th Sep 2009
14th Aug 2009
12th Aug 2009
Find out what it was and is like to be a soldier over a two hundred and fifty year period in times of war and peace from the American War of Independence through to the war in Afghanistan today. On display are archives, artefacts, display boards and a film slide show of images. We have included a Wiltshire Home Guard and a Rifles combat uniform, relics from battle fields and other artefacts related to war and peace. The exhibition is dedicated to the sacrifices made by soldiers from Berkshire and Wiltshire whose records the museum holds. They are the 49th, 66th, 62nd, 99th Regiments of Foot, The Royal Berkshire Regiment, The Wiltshire Regiment, The Duke of Edinburgh's Royal Regiment, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Regiment, The Royal Gloucestershire, Berkshire and Wiltshire Light Infantry and soldiers from Berkshire and Wiltshire now serving with The Rifles.
Most recently, the museum was given equipment and a uniform as used by soldiers serving in Afghanistan today from the 4th Battalion, the Rifles, who are based at Bulford. The museum also has on display Afghan captured equipment as used by the Taliban.
Under the theme of 'War' is; the American War of Independence, Wars in the Peninsula, Crimea and China, battles of Ferozeshah, Maiwand and Tofrek, the Boer War, First and Second World Wars, Iraq and Afghanistan. 'Peace' keeping duties include: Conscription, Northern Ireland, Kosovo, Cyprus, guarding Hess and Napoleon, ceremonial duties such as guarding Buckingham Palace, Iraq and Afghanistan.
The information on the display boards have the following titles;- Art, Literature and Photography; Sports, Shows and Pastimes; Pets, Mascots and Souvenirs; Disease, Injury and Treatment and we have used personal accounts from original documents.
The exhibition runs until 30th November 2009, details of opening times can be found under the 'Visitor Information' section of this website.
28th Jul 2009
The only information we have is that this is a photograph of a Wiltshire Home Guard unit, dated October 1942. There are an awful lot of pubs called the Red Lion in Wiltshire, can someone tell us where this one is/was? We would also like to know the names of those shown.
To see a larger version go to The Collection, select Record Number and enter 21471 after the text already in the box.
If you can help please send an email with the subject Red Lion to: firstname.lastname@example.org or write to the address on our Home Page.