The Royal Green Jackets / Rifles Museum
THE ROYAL GREEN JACKETS (RIFLES) MUSEUM TRADING COMPANY LIMITED
Company number 02193863
A Private Limited Company Incorporated on 13th November 1987
Always a warm welcome
Lots to see and lots to do
The original Curator of the Royal Green Jackets Museum was Ron Cassidy
Ron Cassidy with his new recruits outside The Museum
Picture sourced from a Museum leaflet
The Royal Green Jackets Museum in Winchester, England showcases artifacts from British military history, specifically that of the Royal Green Jackets regiment and its antecedent regiments.
The spotlight on the Royal Green Jackets (1966) includes the Green Jackets Brigade (1958), the Oxfordshire Light Infantry, Buckinghamshire Light Infantry, The King`s Royal Rifle Corps (1755), The Rifle Brigade, and other military organizations dating back to 1741.
The museum houses uniforms, weapons, silver, paintings, medals, battle models and dioramas, including:
34 of the Regiment’s Victoria Cross medals are on display
Writing case used by General James Wolfe at Quebec
Clothing worn by the Duke of Wellington.
Nine scale models of famous battles, including a Battle of Waterloo diorama made up of 22,000 pieces
Prisoner of War uniform worn by Sergeant Andy McNab after the Iraqis captured him in 1991.
Visitors also have the opportunity to fire a replica of the baker rifle.
Queen Elizabeth II, the regiment’s commanding officer, opened the museum in 1989.
Picture by Memorial at Peninsula Ltd
Over the Hills and far away
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