Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum

Soldiers of Gloucestershire Museum - Gloucester's museum portraying the history of regiments, the Glorious Glosters Regiment and theirs antecedents. Also features an online shop selling military books, and regimental souvenirs as well as genealogy search to find military ancestors.

From the site:

We portray the history of our famous regiments, The Gloucestershire Regiment (The Glorious Glosters), their antecedents The 28th & 61st Regiments of Foot & The Royal Gloucestershire Hussars.

Traditionally both have recruited from the County and the surrounding areas including Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud, Tewkesbury, The Forest of Dean and from Bristol. Indeed, there are few local families who over the generations have not been associated with either of these regiments.

The Museum does not seek to glorify war. It does, however, show how both regiments have faced up to the challenges and strains that soldiering around the world, both in peace and war can bring. It is a tribute not only to their traditions and achievements but also to their centuries long links with the County.

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